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Gregorian chant

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

[After Saint Gregory I.]
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Gregorian chant

n
(Music, other) another name for plainsong
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Grego′rian chant′


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

Unaccompanied church vocal music without definite rhythm.
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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
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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. His initiative was taken under the aegis of the Holy See by Pope St.