Byzantine chant

noun

: the body of medieval plainsong associated with the liturgy of the Eastern Orthodox rite
In ad 988 the Byzantine chant was imported into Russia together with the Christian ritual.Anselm Hughes, Early Medieval Music up to 1300, 1954

Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Byzantine chant was in 1913

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“Byzantine chant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Byzantine%20chant. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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