Definition of hymeneal in English:

hymeneal

Line breaks: hy¦men|eal
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪmɪˈniːəl
 
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adjective

literary
Of or concerning marriage: hymeneal orgies
More example sentences
  • Is it so difficult to wait until you are out of the register office to exchange some home-made vows and a selection of inspiring hymeneal ditties?
  • The ground was spread with leaves and flowers, and their musicians sung a hymeneal song to the tune of their flutes.
  • For this reason he was invoked in the hymeneal songs.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin hymenaeus, from Hymen (from Greek Humēn), the name of the god of marriage, + -al.

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