Definition of Gregorian chant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Gregorian chant

BrE BrE//ɡrɪˌɡɔːriən ˈtʃɑːnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪˌɡɔːriən ˈtʃænt//
[uncountable, countable]
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a type of church music for voices alone, used since the Middle Ages Word Originmid 18th cent.: named after St Gregory the Great (in Latin Gregorius), who is said to have standardized it.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Gregorian chant