Gregorian chant

noun

Definition of Gregorian chant 

: a monodic and rhythmically free liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church

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1728, in the meaning defined above

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Gregorian chant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Gregorian chant

: a type of religious music from the Middle Ages that is sung without instruments

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