a blasphemous ceremony mocking the Christian Mass, especially one by an alleged worshiper of Satan.
a Requiem Mass.
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How to use Black Mass in a sentence
His more polemical books, such as Black Mass and Straw Dogs, often posit a worldview bleak enough to make Beckett blanch.
One could make out but little of detail; but he could note that a Black Mass was piling itself up beyond the second fence.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
There was enough star-gleam to show the Black Mass of stone, like a crouching monster gathering to spring upon him.Two Boys in Wyoming | Edward S. Ellis
Tonight was Black Mass, and his attendance there was definitely required.The Status Civilization | Robert Sheckley
After what he had been through, the Black Mass was necessarily an anticlimax.The Status Civilization | Robert Sheckley
The result, seen in the dark, was a formless Black Mass, very doughy and fatty; but with oases of palatable matter.In the Ranks of the C.I.V. | Erskine Childers
British Dictionary definitions for black mass
(sometimes capitals) a blasphemous travesty of the Christian Mass, performed by practitioners of black magic
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