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devotional

Line breaks: de¦vo|tion¦al
Pronunciation: /dɪˈvəʊʃənl
 
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Definition of devotional in English:

adjective

Of or used in religious worship: devotional books
More example sentences
  • They sing devotional songs in praise of the lord, and holy texts are chanted throughout the night.
  • When with devotees of other sects, they enthusiastically join in their devotional songs.
  • Anyway, after reading a section from one of Hine's books about devotional magic I decided to make a shrine for Ganesha.
Synonyms

Derivatives

devotionally

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adverb
Example sentences
  • Icons, viewed with John's caveats, can be very devotionally useful.
  • Some performers emphasize the spiritual zealotry of the dance, whose early practitioners performed devotionally in Hindu temples.
  • All Christians imitate Christ; it does not follow that every formal echo of every pose in which Christ has appeared is theologically or devotionally of prime significance.

Words that rhyme with devotional

emotional, notional, promotional

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