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 . Also called hymnbook .
Origin of hymnalMiddle English himnale from Medieval Latin hymnāle from Latin hymnus hymn ; see hymn .
(comparative more hymnal, superlative most hymnal)
- Of or pertaining to hymns