of, relating to, or consisting of spirit; incorporeal.
of or relating to the spirit or soul, as distinguished from the physical nature:
a spiritual approach to life.
closely akin in interests, attitude, outlook, etc.:
the professor’s spiritual heir in linguistics.
of or relating to spirits or to spiritualists; supernatural or spiritualistic.
characterized by or suggesting predominance of the spirit; ethereal or delicately refined:
She is more of a spiritual type than her rowdy brother.
of or relating to the spirit as the seat of the moral or religious nature.
of or relating to sacred things or matters; religious; devotional; sacred.
of or belonging to the church; ecclesiastical:
lords spiritual and temporal.
of or relating to the mind or intellect.
a spiritual or religious song:
authentic folk spirituals.
spirituals, affairs of the church.
a spiritual thing or matter.
relating to the spirit or soul and not to physical nature or matter; intangible
of, relating to, or characteristic of sacred things, the Church, religion, etc
standing in a relationship based on communication between the souls or minds of the persons involved: a spiritual father
having a mind or emotions of a high and delicately refined quality
See Negro spiritual
(often pl) the sphere of religious, spiritual, or ecclesiastical matters, or such matters in themselves
the spiritual, the realm of spirits
Religious songs of African-Americans, often written with freer rhythms and harmonies than most standard hymns. Spirituals, many of which go back to the days of slavery, often speak of biblical models of deliverance, like the Exodus. Some well-known spirituals are “Gonna Lay Down My Burden,” “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,” “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.”
A kind of religious song originated by African-Americans. Spirituals are often written with freer rhythms and harmonies than most standard hymns. Many of them go back to the days of slavery, and they often speak of biblical models of deliverance, such as the Exodus. Several spirituals have become standard pieces of music for concert singers and choruses. “Gonna Lay Down My Burden,” “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,” “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” and “When the Saints Go Marching In” are spirituals.
noun, plural spiritualties. 1. Often, spiritualties. ecclesiastical property or revenue. 2. the body of ecclesiastics; the clergy. noun (archaic) (pl) -ties 1. the clergy collectively 2. another word for spirituality
adjective 1. showing or having a refined and graceful mind or wit. 2. light and airy in movement; ethereal. adjective 1. having a refined and lively mind or wit Also (feminine) spirituelle (ˌspɪrɪtjʊˈɛl)
adjective 1. containing, of the nature of, or pertaining to alcohol; alcoholic. 2. (of alcoholic beverages) distilled, rather than fermented. adjective 1. characterized by or containing alcohol 2. (of a drink) being a spirit
[spir-i-tuh s lee-nis; Latin spee-ri-too s ley-nis] /ˈspɪr ɪ təs ˈli nɪs; Latin ˈspi rɪˌtʊs ˈleɪ nɪs/ noun 1. smooth breathing. spiritus lenis noun 1. another term for smooth breathing