religious music

Definitions of religious music
  1. noun
    genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies
    synonyms: church music
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    (Judaism) a chant of praise (Psalms 113 through 118) used at Passover and Shabuoth and Sukkoth and Hanukkah and Rosh Hodesh
    Hare Krishna
    a chant to the Hindu god Krishna
    Dies Irae
    the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally `day of wrath')
    a revolutionary socialist anthem
    (Luke) the canticle of the Virgin Mary (from Luke 1:46 beginning `Magnificat anima mea Dominum')
    Te Deum
    an ancient liturgical hymn
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    antiphon, antiphony
    a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response
    a musical setting for a Mass
    processional, prosodion
    religious music used in a procession
    antiphonal, antiphonary
    bound collection of antiphons
    religious song
    religious music for singing
    (Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass
    a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead
    a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
    Negro spiritual, spiritual
    a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
    Christmas carol, carol
    joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
    anthem, hymn
    a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
    type of:
    genre, music genre, musical genre, musical style
    an expressive style of music
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