Definition of hymeneal in English:


Syllabification: hy·me·ne·al
Pronunciation: /ˌhīməˈnēəl


  • Of or concerning marriage.
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    • 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.


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

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