Gregorian chant

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Gregorian chant

n. Roman Catholic Church
An unaccompanied, monophonic liturgical chant.

[After Saint Gregory I.]

Gregorian chant

n
(Music, other) another name for plainsong

Grego′rian chant′


n.
the plainsong formerly used in the ritual of the Roman Catholic Church.
[1745–55; after Pope Gregory I]

Gregorian chant

Unaccompanied church vocal music without definite rhythm.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gregorian chant - a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic ChurchGregorian chant - a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
chant - a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
cantus firmus - a melody used as the basis for a polyphonic composition
Translations
frankoroomalainen kirkkolaulugregoriaaninen kirkkolaulu
gregorssöngur

Gregorian chant

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then, Gregorian music obeys the rhythmic cycle of the liturgical day,
Gregorian music is a plainchant, a monophonic and unaccompanied sacred music, which is the central musical tradition of the Latin or western Catholic Church.
The term "liturgical movement" apparently came into its own in the 19th-century when the French Benedictine priest, Dom Gueranger, applied it to the restoration of the Roman Rite and its apotheosis of sacred Gregorian music.