variants or less commonly Kyrial
plural -s
: a liturgical book containing the text and plainsong notation of the parts of the ordinary of the mass (as the Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei) that are sung by the congregation

Word History


New Latin kyriale, from kyrie + Medieval Latin -ale (as in missale missal)

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“Kyriale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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