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hymnal

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noun hym·nal \ˈhim-nəl\

Simple Definition of hymnal

  • : a book of hymns

Full Definition of hymnal

  1. :  a collection of church hymns

Examples of hymnal

  1. <hymnals are distributed among the congregation before the church service so everyone can join in the singing>



Origin of hymnal

Middle English hymnale, from Medieval Latin, from Latin hymnus


First Known Use: 15th century


HYMNAL Defined for Kids

hymnal

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noun hym·nal \ˈhim-nəl\

Definition of hymnal

  1. :  a book of hymns





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