processional

noun
pro·​ces·​sion·​al | \ prə-ˈsesh-nəl How to pronounce processional (audio) , -ˈse-shə-nᵊl \

Definition of processional

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

processional

adjective

Definition of processional (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or moving in a procession

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Adjective

processionally adverb

Examples of processional in a Sentence

Noun He led a slow processional into the church.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The attendees then participate in a processional through the audience. Jamie Ballard, Woman's Day, "Here's What You Should Know About the History of Kwanzaa," 2 Sep. 2020 Though Prince Harry is not yet a royal colonel, the position could very well be in his future Brothers Prince William and Prince Harry have different roles during the Trooping the Colour processional. PEOPLE.com, "Why Doesn't Prince Harry Ride on Horseback During Trooping the Colour Like Prince William?," 8 June 2019 At the gate to Crown Hill Cemetery, officers involved in the processional will disperse. Elizabeth Depompei, Indianapolis Star, "IMPD funeral updates: Officer Leath laid to rest at Crown Hill Cemetery," 16 Apr. 2020 Not even Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who founded the Islamic Republic, received such a processional with his death in 1989. Time, "'We Promise to Continue Down Martyr Soleimani's Path.' Huge Crowds of Mourners in Tehran Attend Funeral For Qasem Soleimani," 6 Jan. 2020 Not even Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who founded the Islamic Republic, received such a processional with his death in 1989. Author: Nasser Karimi, Jon Gambrell, Anchorage Daily News, "Iran holds massive funeral for US-slain commander amid calls for vengeance," 6 Jan. 2020 The glad-handing of the processional after the House doorkeeper announced his arrival. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Watch live: Trump delivers State of the Union on eve of impeachment vote, a spectacle of vision, rancor and surreality," 5 Feb. 2020 Not even Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who founded the Islamic Republic, received such a processional with his death in 1989. Author: Nasser Karimi, Jon Gambrell, Anchorage Daily News, "Iran holds massive funeral for US-slain commander amid calls for vengeance," 6 Jan. 2020 The wedding processional was just about to start and everyone was lining up to begin walking down the aisle. Alix Strauss, New York Times, "Wedding Photographers Share Their Favorite Moments," 30 Apr. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Pogacar held it for just one day, the last and most important, on the processional ride to the finishing line in Paris, with yellow bike to match. John Leicester, Houston Chronicle, "Vive le Tour! With young winner, thrilling race defies virus," 20 Sep. 2020 Pogacar held it for just one day, the last and most important, on the processional ride to the finishing line in Paris, with yellow bike to match. Bloomberg.com, "Tadej Pogacar Wins the Tour de France," 20 Sep. 2020 Pogacar held it for just one day, the last and most important, on the processional ride to the finishing line in Paris, with yellow bike to match. John Leicester, orlandosentinel.com, "Vive le Tour! With young winner Tadej Pogacar, thrilling race defies virus," 20 Sep. 2020 Sunday's 21st stage is by tradition a processional affair, with no attempts at breakaways until the concluding eight circuits around the French capital commence. Paul Gittings, CNN, "Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France to make history for Slovenia," 20 Sep. 2020 The graduate mentioned in the statement by the parent did not seek permission to wear a face mask in addition to the face shield, nor was the face mask worn at all during the 45 minutes prior to the processional portion of the ceremony. Sam Ruland, USA TODAY, "Pennsylvania student pulled from HS graduation ceremony for 'Black Lives Matter' mask," 4 Aug. 2020 The processional began right at 1:21 p.m. with university president Stuart Bell watching stoically from one of the four entries to the floor. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "The surreal scene inside Alabama’s muted graduation ceremony," 31 July 2020 To adjust, Center Grove cut the student processional at the beginning of the ceremony,because the plan was to line up students inside before proceeding outdoors, but doing that would exceed the 250-person limit. Mj Slaby, The Indianapolis Star, "'Right thing to do': Center Grove celebrates class of 2020 with in-person graduation," 11 July 2020 Researchers say the scans helped piece together the city’s water system layout and revealed evidence of a religious processional route that probably never would have been uncovered by excavation alone. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, "Points of Progress: Legal protections for LGBTQ employees, and more," 26 June 2020

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First Known Use of processional

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Processional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/processional. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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processional

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How to pronounce processional (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of processional

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a piece of music that is played during a procession

processional

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of processional (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or used for a procession

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