Byzantine chant

noun

Definition of Byzantine chant

: 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

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Byzantine chant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Byzantine%20chant. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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