Definition of hymnary in English:



  • another term for hymnal
    • ‘Feet shuffled and timeworn hymnaries were opened with trembling hands.’
    • ‘They were to sit in cloister when reading each reading his own book, save those who might be singing from antiphoners, graduals, or hymnaries.’
    • ‘He taught them Greek and Latin, and wrote for them psalteries, hymnaries, and breviaries.’
    • ‘Although Marriott is virtually unknown as a writer outside of the church, this work is a well-crafted poem, and is still a popular item in present-day hymnaries.’
    • ‘The fourth edition of the hymnary is said to be the most Scottish yet with more than 100 hymns by Scottish composers.’
    • ‘Only 290 of the 825 entries remain from the old hymnary which was last updated in 1973.’
    • ‘We are all thoroughly enjoying using the new church hymnaries and are beginning our preparations for the Christmas Season.’
    • ‘The new hymnary has to reflect what is being sung in Scottish.’
    • ‘This hymn is found in many manuscript Polish and Bohemian hymnaries of the fourteenth centuries.’
    • ‘Translations by him appear in Welsh hymnaries; he also made metrical renderings in Welsh of passages from Homer's Iliad.’