Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or used during a procession
  • n. A hymn or other music used during a procession; prosodion
  • n. A service book relating to ecclesiastical processions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a procession; consisting in a procession.
  • n. A service book relating to ecclesiastical processions.
  • n. A hymn, or other selection, sung during a church procession.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. intended for use in a procession
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of a procession
  • n. religious music used in a procession

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Examples

  • Early fourteenth-century processional from a female Dominican house in Strasbourg.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • Early-fourteenth-century processional from a female Dominican house in Strasbourg.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • Early fourteenth-century processional from a female Dominican house in

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • 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.

    Hymen

  • 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),

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • 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.

    The Brothers' War

  •     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.

    The Brothers' War

  • 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.

    Etiquette

  • The famous piazza recalled the processional pictures of Guardi.

    The World Decision

  • 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).

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - N-S Colonnaded Street Report 3

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