sung Mass

  1. 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

Words Nearby sung Mass Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sung Mass in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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
  • Four early Eucharists followed by another for children at half-past nine, and the parochial sung Mass—sung Eucharist.

    The Altar Steps | Compton MacKenzie