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High Mass

noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. a Mass celebrated according to the complete rite, in which the liturgy is sung by the celebrant.
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Origin of High Mass

1100–50; Middle English, late Old English
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High Mass

  1. a solemn and elaborate sung MassCompare Low Mass
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