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[him-nl] /ˈhɪm nl/

Also called hymnbook
[him-boo k] /ˈhɪmˌbʊk/ (Show IPA). a book of for use in a religious service.
of or relating to .
a book of hymns
of, relating to, or characteristic of hymns

c.1500, imnale, himnale, from Medieval Latin hymnale, from ymnus, from Latin hymnus (see hymn). As an adjective, attested from 1640s. Hymnal measure, a quatrain, usually iambic, alternately rhymed, is so called for being the preferred verse form for English hymns (e.g. “Amazing Grace”), but it has been popular in English secular poetry as well, “though it almost always suggests the hymn, directly or ironically” [Miller Williams, “Patterns of Poetry,” Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1986].


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  • Hymnist

    [him-nist] /ˈhɪm nɪst/ noun 1. a composer of . /ˈhɪmnɪst/ noun 1. a person who composes hymns

  • Hymnary

    [him-nuh-ree] /ˈhɪm nə ri/ noun, plural hymnaries. 1. a hymnal.

  • Hymnodist

    [him-nuh-dee] /ˈhɪm nə di/ noun 1. the singing or the composition of hymns or sacred songs. 2. hymns collectively, especially the collective hymns of a specific religion, place, or period. /ˈhɪmnədɪ/ noun 1. the composition or singing of hymns 2. hymns collectively

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