introit


in·troit

noun \ˈin-ˌtrit, -ˌtrō-ət, in-ˈ\

Definition of INTROIT

1
often capitalized :  the first part of the traditional proper of the Mass consisting of an antiphon, verse from a psalm, and the Gloria Patri
2
:  a piece of music sung or played at the beginning of a worship service

Origin of INTROIT

Middle English, from Medieval Latin introitus, from Latin, entrance, from introire to go in, from intro- + ire to go — more at issue
First Known Use: 15th century

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