noun Roman Catholic Church.
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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British Dictionary definitions for High Mass
a solemn and elaborate sung MassCompare Low Mass
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