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Meaning of gospel music

gos'pel mu"sic

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a now popularized form of impassioned rhythmic spiritual music rooted in the solo and responsive church singing of rural blacks in the American South, central to the development of rhythm and blues and of soul music. Also called
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