(noun, adjective)


1. of or relating to receding

Sentences with recessional as an adjective:

- A recessional hymn is sung in a procession returning from the choir to the robing room.


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

Similar word(s): recession

Definition categories: group, procession

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

Definition categories: communication, anthem, hymn