folk mass


: a mass in which traditional liturgical music is replaced by folk music

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These were nuns who strummed their guitars at folk mass, their billowy black garments swinging in tune, who played basketball with us, switching out their dainty oxfords for Chuck Taylors. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 2 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of folk mass was in 1966

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Cite this Entry

“Folk mass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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