Definition of "recessional" [re•ces•sion•al]

  • A hymn that accompanies the exit of the clergy and choir after a service. (noun)
  • A recession from a church. (noun)
  • Of or relating to a recession. (adjective)

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Use "recessional" in a sentence
  • "You saw that in recessional year elections in 1958, 1970, 1982."
  • "And the recessional was a loud Bach piece called "In Thee is Joy.""
  • "This system is referred to as recessional agriculture and also may involve sorghum."