- A Roman Catholic mass without singing.
Historical dictionary of sacred music. Joseph P. Swain. 2006.
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Low Mass — (called in Latin, Missa lecta, which literally means read Mass ) is a Tridentine Mass defined officially in the Code of Rubrics included in the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal as Mass in which the priest does not chant the parts that… … Wikipedia
Low Mass — Mass Mass (m[.a]s), n. [OE. masse, messe, AS. m[ae]sse. LL. missa, from L. mittere, missum, to send, dismiss: cf. F. messe. In the ancient churches, the public services at which the catechumens were permitted to be present were called missa… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
low mass — low′ mass′ n. rel (often caps.) a mass that is said rather than sung by the celebrant. Compare high mass • Etymology: 1560–70 … From formal English to slang
Low Mass — n. former term for a Mass of simple ceremony, the texts being recited, not sung, by the celebrant … English World dictionary
Low Mass — noun a Mass recited without music • Hypernyms: ↑Mass * * * noun Usage: often capitalized L&M : a mass that is not sung but said in the simplest ceremonial form often without music or choir and with but one priest and one acolyte * * * a Mass that … Useful english dictionary
LOW MASS — mass performed by a single priest and without musical accompaniment … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Low Mass — a Mass that is said, and not sung, by the celebrant, who is assisted by one server, and which has less ceremonial form than a High Mass, using no music or choir. Cf. High Mass. [1560 70] * * * … Universalium
low mass — noun Usage: often capitalized L&M Date: 1568 a mass that is recited without singing by the celebrant, without a deacon, subdeacon, or choir assisting the celebrant, and without the use of incense … New Collegiate Dictionary
Low Mass — noun (in the Catholic Church) Mass with no music and a minimum of ceremony … English new terms dictionary
low mass — /loʊ ˈmæs/ (say loh mas) noun Roman Catholic Church (formerly) a mass said, and not sung, by a priest, assisted by a server only … Australian English dictionary