Meaning of gradual
Pronunciation: (graj'-ul), [key]
- taking place, changing, moving, etc., by small degrees or little by little: gradual improvement in health.
- rising or descending at an even, moderate inclination: a gradual slope.
- (often cap.)
- an antiphon sung between the Epistle and the Gospel in the Eucharistic service.
- a book containing the words and music of the parts of the liturgy that are sung by the choir.
- gradual (Thesaurus)