Recessional hymn
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. 2000.

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  • recessional hymn — noun Etymology: recessional (I) : a hymn sung during the recession of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the robing room …   Useful english dictionary

  • recessional hymn — /rəsɛʃənəl ˈhɪm/ (say ruhseshuhnuhl him) noun a hymn sung at the close of a church service while the clergy and choir retire from the chancel to the vestry …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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 — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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

  • Hymn — For other uses, see Hymn (disambiguation). A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of praise, adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity or deities, or to a prominent figure or… …   Wikipedia

  • hymn — Synonyms and related words: Agnus Dei, Benedicite, Gloria, Gloria Patri, Gloria in Excelsis, Introit, Magnificat, Miserere, Negro spiritual, Nunc Dimittis, Te Deum, Trisagion, Vedic hymn, acknowledgment, alleluia, answer, anthem, antiphon,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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

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