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sung Mass

a Mass in which parts of the proper and the ordinary are sung rather than recited; missa cantata.
Origin of sung Mass
First recorded in 1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Even in the country churches it was the rule, not the exception, to have a sung Mass on Sundays.

    The Priestly Vocation Bishop Bernard Ward
  • All this seems surely broad enough to bring the sung Mass within the capability of most missions.

    The Priestly Vocation Bishop Bernard Ward
  • A rumour went abroad of the lapsing of the Archbishop, and that he had sung Mass before the Queen; but it proved false.

    Robin Tremayne Emily Sarah Holt

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