recessional
recessional e*ces"sion*al (r[-e]*s[e^]sh"[u^]n*al), n. a hymn or other piece of music sung or played while a church congregation is leaving a service, or a choir is returning to the cloak room; a {recessional hymn}. [PJC]

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  • Recessional — can refer to the following: *A hymn sung at the closing of a church service in Roman Catholic and Protestant worship * Recessional (novel) , a novel by James A. Michener, published in 1994 * Recessional (poem) , a poem by Rudyard Kipling *… …   Wikipedia

  • Recessional — Re*ces sion*al, a. Of or pertaining to recession or withdrawal. [1913 Webster] {Recessional hymn}, a hymn sung in a procession returning from the choir to the robing room; a {recessional}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recessional — 1858 (adj.), 1864 (n.); see RECESSION (Cf. recession) + AL (Cf. al) …   Etymology dictionary

  • recessional — [ri sesh′ən əl] adj. of a recession n. a piece of music for a RECESSION1 (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • recessional — [[t]rɪse̱ʃən(ə)l[/t]] 1) N SING The recessional is a religious song which is sung at the end of a church service. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Recessional means related to an economic recession. Despite stirrings in the property market, many home sellers remain …   English dictionary

  • recessional — /rəˈsɛʃənəl / (say ruh seshuhnuhl) adjective 1. of or relating to a recession of the clergy and choir after a church service. 2. of or relating to a recess, as of a legislative body. –noun 3. a recessional hymn, or music for it. {recession1 +… …   Australian English dictionary

  • recessional — adj. & n. adj. sung while the clergy and choir withdraw after a service. n. a recessional hymn …   Useful english dictionary

  • recessional — I. adjective Date: 1867 of or relating to a withdrawal II. noun Date: 1867 1. a hymn or musical piece at the conclusion of a service or program 2. recession I,2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • recessional — /ri sesh euh nl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a recession of the clergy and choir after the service. 2. of or pertaining to a recess, as of a legislative body. n. 3. a hymn or other piece of music played at the end of a service while the… …   Universalium

  • recessional — noun Music played during a church recession …   Wiktionary

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