gradual

See also: graduál and graduał

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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin graduālis, from Latin gradus (step), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰradʰ-, *gʰredʰ- (to walk, go). Cognate with Gothic 𐌲𐍂𐌹𐌸𐍃 (griþs, step, grade), Bavarian Gritt (step, stride).

PronunciationEdit

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹæd͡ʒuəl/, /ˈɡɹæd͡ʒwəl/, /ˈɡɹæd͡ʒəl/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹadʒuəl/, /ˈɡɹadjuəl/, /ˈɡɹadʒəl/
  • (New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɛdʒʉɘl/, /ˈɡɹɛdʒɘl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: grad‧u‧al, grad‧ual, gradu‧al

AdjectiveEdit

gradual (comparative more gradual, superlative most gradual)

  1. Proceeding or advancing by small, slow, regular steps or degrees
    a gradual increase of knowledge; a gradual decline

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gradual (plural graduals)

  1. (Christianity) An antiphon or responsory after the epistle, in the Mass, which was sung on the steps, or while the deacon ascended the steps.
  2. (Christianity) A service book containing the musical portions of the Mass.

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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin graduālis.

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gradual (masculine and feminine plural graduals)

  1. gradual

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin graduālis.

AdjectiveEdit

gradual m or f (plural graduais)

  1. gradual

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Medieval Latin graduālis.

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -al, (Brazil) -aw
  • Hyphenation: gra‧du‧al

AdjectiveEdit

gradual m or f (plural graduais)

  1. gradual

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Further readingEdit

  • gradual” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin graduālis.

AdjectiveEdit

gradual (plural graduales)

  1. gradual

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NounEdit

gradual m (plural graduales)

  1. (Roman Catholic Church) gradual

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