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1. Gregorian chant.
2. Monophonic medieval liturgical music without strict meter and traditionally sung without accompaniment. In both senses also called plainchant.
[Translation of Medieval Latin cantus plānus.]
(Music, other) the style of unison unaccompanied vocal music used in the medieval Church, esp in Gregorian chant. Also called: plainchant
[C16: translation of Medieval Latin cantus plānus]
the ancient traditional unisonal music of the Christian Church, having its form set and its use prescribed by ecclesiastical tradition.
[1505–15; translation of Medieval Latin cantus plānus]
A nonmetrical church chant.