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missa cantata

[mis-uh kuh n-tah-tuh] /ˈmɪs ə kənˈtɑ tə/
noun
1.
a Mass whose music is equivalent to that of the High Mass but that is less elaborate in its celebration.
Also called sung Mass.
Origin of missa cantata
1900-1905
1900-05; < Late Latin: literally, sung mass; see mass, cantata
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