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In a gradual way; slowly; by degrees,
  1. In a gradual way; slowly; by degrees
    • - the situation gradually improved
    • - gradually, his powers of speech returned

  1. in a gradual manner; "the snake moved gradually toward its victim"
  2. (gradual) (Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass
  3. (gradual) proceeding in small stages; "a gradual increase in prices"
  4. (gradual) (of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt; "a gradual slope"
  5. The Gradual (Latin: graduale) is a chant in the Roman Catholic Mass and Lutheran Divine Service. In the Tridentine Mass it was and is sung after the reading or chanting of the Epistle and before the Alleluia, or, during penitential seasons, before the Tract. ...
  6. (gradual) An antiphon or responsory after the epistle, in the Mass, which was sung on the steps, or while the deacon ascended the steps; A service book containing the musical portions of the Mass; Proceeding by steps or small degrees; advancing step by step, as in ascent or descent or from one ...
  7. (gradual) an ornate responsorial chant from the mass. It is divided into two sections, the respond and the verse. In the Middle Ages, the respond was repeated in full at the end but in modern practice the gradual is truncated after the verse. ...
  8. (Gradual) The psalm response and verse chanted after the first reading.
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  10. moving or changing by small degrees