High Mass

noun Roman Catholic Church.

a Mass celebrated according to the complete rite, in which the liturgy is sung by the celebrant.
Compare Low Mass.

Origin of High Mass

1100–50; Middle English, late Old English
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British Dictionary definitions for high mass

High Mass


a solemn and elaborate sung MassCompare Low Mass

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