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n. Roman Catholic Church
An unaccompanied, monophonic liturgical chant.
[After Saint Gregory I.]
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(Music, other) another name for plainsong
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the plainsong formerly used in the ritual of the Roman Catholic Church.
[1745–55; after Pope Gregory I]
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Unaccompanied church vocal music without definite rhythm.
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|Noun||1.||Gregorian 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
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