[ pruh-sesh-uh-nl ]
/ prəˈsɛʃ ə nl /


of, relating to, or characteristic of a procession.
of the nature of a procession; moving in an orderly or regular succession, sequence, or the like.
of a style, design, etc., customarily used in processions: processional regalia.
sung or played during a procession, as a hymn, march, etc.


a piece of music, as a hymn or slow march, suitable for accompanying a procession.
a book containing hymns, litanies, etc., for use in religious processions.

Origin of processional

1400–50; (noun) late Middle English: service book < Medieval Latin prōcessiōnāle, noun use of neuter of prōcessiōnālis in a procession; (adj.) < Medieval Latin prōcessiōnālis; see procession, -al2, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM processional

pro·ces·sion·al·ly, adverbnon·pro·ces·sion·al, adjectiveun·pro·ces·sion·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for processional

/ (prəˈsɛʃənəl) /


of, relating to, or suitable for a procession


  1. a book containing the prayers, hymns, litanies, and liturgy prescribed for processions
  2. a hymn, litany, etc, used in a procession

Derived forms of processional

processionally, adverb
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