a collection of religious hymns
also hymn′book· or hym′nary
Origin of hymnalMiddle English hymnale ; from Medieval Latin ; from Classical Latin hymnus
A book or collection of church hymns. Also called hymnary, hymnbook.
Origin of hymnalMiddle English himnale, from Medieval Latin hymnale, from Latin hymnus, hymn; see hymn.
(comparative more hymnal, superlative most hymnal)
- Of or pertaining to hymns