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processional

noun pro·ces·sion·al \ prə-ˈsesh-nəl , -ˈse-shə-nᵊl \
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of processional

1 : a book containing material for a procession
2 : a musical composition (such as a hymn) designed for a procession
3 : a ceremonial procession

Examples of processional in a Sentence

  1. He led a slow processional into the church.

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First Known Use of processional

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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processional

adjective

Definition of processional

: of, relating to, or moving in a procession

processionally

adverb

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First Known Use of processional

circa 1611

in the meaning defined above

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PROCESSIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

processional

Definition of processional for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of music that is played during a procession


processional

Definition of processional for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or used for a procession



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