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n. Roman Catholic Church
A Mass in which the celebrant is assisted by a deacon and a subdeacon and accompanied by acolytes, a thurifer, and a choir.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) a solemn and elaborate sung Mass. Compare Low Mass
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(often caps.) a mass in which the liturgy is sung, rather than spoken, by the celebrant. Compare low mass.
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|Noun||1.||High Mass - a solemn and elaborate Mass with music|
Mass - (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist
Mass - a musical setting for a Mass; "they played a Mass composed by Beethoven"
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