high mass

noun, often capitalized H&M

Definition of high mass

: a mass marked by the singing of prescribed parts by the celebrant and the choir or congregation

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The sterile neutrino's higher mass would make the oscillation happen more quickly. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Resurrected detector will hunt for some of the strangest particles in the universe," 8 Aug. 2019 The festival’s major event, a high Mass and coronation, will be held at St. Agnes Church on Pentecost Sunday. San Diego Union-Tribune, "11 things to do in San Diego this weekend: San Diego International Fringe Festival, San Diego Festival of the Arts, ‘Wish Man’," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of high mass

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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