HyperDic: gradual

English > 3 senses of the word gradual:
ADJECTIVEallgradualproceeding in small stages / stages
allgradual(of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt
NOUNcommunicationgradual(Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass
gradual > pronunciation
Soundsgrae'jhuwahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > gradual: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningproceeding in small stages / stages.
Example"a gradual increase in prices"
Narrowerbit-by-bit, in small stages, piecemeal, step-by-step, stepwiseOne thing at a time
gradational, gradatory, graduatedtaking place by degrees
See alsoslownot moving quickly
Oppositesuddenhappening / happening without warning or in a short space of time
Spanishgradual, paulatino
Catalangradual, paulatí
Nounsgraduality, gradualnessthe quality of being gradual or of coming about by gradual stages / stages
Adverbsgraduallyin a gradual manner
English > gradual: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt.
Example"a gradual slope"
Narrowereasy, gentlemarked by moderate steepness
slopingHaving a slanting form or direction
See alsoinclinedAt an angle to the horizontal or vertical position
OppositesteepHaving a sharp inclination
Spanishgradual, suave
Catalangradual
Nounsgradethe gradient of a slope or road or other surface
gradualnessthe property possessed by a slope that is very gradual
English > gradual: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaning(Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass.
CategoryRoman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman ChurchThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Broaderantiphon, antiphonyA verse or song to be chanted or sung in response
Spanishgradual
Catalangradual

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