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1. recessional

noun. the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service.

Synonyms

  • recession

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • recession (English)

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2. recessional

noun. a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw.

Synonyms

  • hymn

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • recession (English)

Example sentences of the word recessional


1. Adjective
Because guests expect the wedding party to begin the recessional immediately following the kiss, they may be confused if the benediction is done afterward.

2. Noun, singular or mass
While the above meanings are all valid, the primary meaning of the recessional can be seen by seeing it as a processional.

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