Mass

Definitions of Mass
1

n a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite

“the priest said Mass
Type of:
prayer
a fixed text used in praying

n (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist

Types:
High Mass
a solemn and elaborate Mass with music
Low Mass
a Mass recited without music
Requiem
a Mass celebrated for the dead
Type of:
religious ceremony, religious ritual
a ceremony having religious meaning

n a musical setting for a Mass

“they played a Mass composed by Beethoven”
Types:
Requiem
a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead
Type of:
church music, religious music
genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies

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