American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or suitable for a procession.
- n. A book containing the rituals observed during a religious procession.
- n. Music A piece played or sung when the clergy enter a church at the beginning of a service.
- n. Music Music intended to be played or sung during a procession.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a procession; consisting in, having the movement of, or used in a procession: as, a processional hymn.
- n. An office-book containing the offices with their antiphons, hymns, rubrical directions, etc., for use in processional litanies and other religious processions.
- n. A hymn sung during a religious procession, particularly during the entry of the clergy and choir into the church before divine service.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or used during a procession
- n. A hymn or other music used during a procession; prosodion.
- n. Roman Catholicism A service book relating to ecclesiastical processions.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a procession; consisting in a procession.
- n. (R. C. Ch.) A service book relating to ecclesiastical processions.
- n. A hymn, or other selection, sung during a church procession.
- adj. intended for use in a procession
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of a procession
- n. religious music used in a procession
“Early fourteenth-century processional from a female Dominican house in Strasbourg.”
“Early-fourteenth-century processional from a female Dominican house in Strasbourg.”
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“Five or six slightly older serene young women enter in processional form; each holding before her, with precise bending of arms, coverlets and linen, carefully folded, as if for the bride couch.”
“The flabellum or parasol, frequently represented as carried over the King's head in processional subjects, is not only used in religious texts to symbolize the Shade or Shadow ‡ (one of the essential and immortal parts of the man),”
“At the end of the processional was a great dais, its steps rising to a white marble platform that ended in a throne as green as the heart of the forest.”
“ At the end of the processional was a great dais, its steps rising to a white marble platform that ended in a throne as green as the heart of the forest.”
“If the processional has been the "Lohengrin" march, it is thought by many to be very effective for the organist, all through the ceremony, to continue on the swell organ a dreamy _sotto voce_ improvisation, in the course of which a varied reiteration of "Faithful and true" serves as an affecting expression of the sentiment of the hour.”
“The famous piazza recalled the processional pictures of Guardi.”
“This picture shows clearly how the heavy traffic free colonnaded street could have served as a 'processional' way to and from the Apollo Klarios Shrine (ruins on foreground), later also leading the much larger Shrine for the Imperial cult (see background, left).”
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