Gregorian chant definition

  • noun:
    • type of unaccompanied monophonic performing within the Catholic Church.
    • See under Gregorian.
    • a liturgical chant of Roman Catholic Church
  • adjective:
    • basic song, or canto fermo, a kind of unisonous music, in line with the eight celebrated chapel settings, as arranged and recommended by Pope Gregory I. (called “the Great”) into the 6th century.

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