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in·tro·it

also In·tro·it  (ĭn′trō′ĭt, -troit′, ĭn-trō′ĭt)
n.
1. Ecclesiastical A hymn or psalm sung when the officiant enters at the opening of a service.
2. Roman Catholic Church The beginning of the Mass, usually consisting of an antiphon, a psalm verse, and the Gloria Patri.

[Middle English, introit of the Mass, from Old French introite, from Medieval Latin introitus, sung passage at entrance of celebrant, from Latin introitus, entrance, from past participle of introīre, to enter : intrō-, in; see en in Indo-European roots + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

introit

(ˈɪntrɔɪt)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church Church of England a short prayer said or sung as the celebrant is entering the sanctuary to celebrate Mass or Holy Communion
[C15: from Church Latin introitus introit, from Latin: entrance, from introīre to go in, from intro- + īre to go]
inˈtroital adj

in•tro•it

(ˈɪn troʊ ɪt, -trɔɪt)

n.
1. a part of a psalm with antiphon recited by the celebrant at the beginning of the Roman Catholic mass.
2. (in the Anglican or Lutheran Church) a psalm or anthem sung as the celebrant of the Holy Communion enters the sanctuary.
3. a choral response sung at the beginning of a religious service.
[1475–85; < Medieval Latin introitus (misse or ad missam), Latin: entrance, beginning =intrō- intro- + -i-, variant s. of īre to go]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.introit - a composition of vocal music that is appropriate for opening church services
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
Translations

introit

[ˈɪntrɔɪt] Nintroito m

introit

nIntroitus m
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