Spiritual

• (a.) Of or pertaining to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual. • (a.) Of or pertaining to the soul or its affections as influenced by the Spirit; controlled and inspired by the divine Spirit; proceeding from the Holy Spirit; pure; holy; divine; heavenly-minded; -- opposed to carnal. • (a.) Consis...
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spiritual

unearthly adjective concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul; `a spiritual approach to life`; `spiritual fulfillment`; `spiritual values`; `unearthly love`
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Spiritual

[music] Spirituals (or Negro spirituals) are religious (generally Christian) songs that were created by enslaved African people in the United States. ==Terminology and origin== The term spiritual is derived from spiritual song. The King James Bible`s translation of Ephesians 5:19 says: `Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritu...
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Spiritual

Spir'it·u·al adjective [ Latin spiritualis : confer French spirituel . See Spirit .] 1. Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal; as, a spiritual substance or being. « It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.» 1 Cor...
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spiritual

concerned with or affecting the soul
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Spiritual

Folklike devotional genre of the United States, sung by African-Americans and whites.
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spiritual

in North American white and black folk music, an English-language folk hymn.[2 related articles]
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Spiritual

member of an extreme group within the Franciscans, a mendicant religious order founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1209; the Spirituals firmly ... [5 related articles]
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spiritual

Religious song developed by slaves in the USA. The forerunner of gospel music, the spiritual was an 18th- and 19th-century hymn joined to the old African pentatonic (five-note) scale. `Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen` and `Deep River` are examples. White folk hymns and religious ballads are also called spiritu...
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spiritual

spiritual, a religious folk song of American origin, particularly associated with African-American Protestants of the southern United States. The African-American spiritual, characterized by syncopation, polyrhythmic structure, and the pentatonic scale of five whole tones, is, above all, a deeply em...
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spiritual

[adj] - concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul 2. [adj] - lacking material body or form or substance 3. [n] - a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
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