Gregorian chant(redirected from Gregorian chanting)
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n. Roman Catholic Church
An unaccompanied, monophonic liturgical chant.
[After Saint Gregory I.]
(Music, other) another name for plainsong
the plainsong formerly used in the ritual of the Roman Catholic Church.
[1745–55; after Pope Gregory I]
Unaccompanied church vocal music without definite rhythm.