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grad·u·al / ˈgrajoōəl/ • adj. taking place or progressing slowly or by degrees: the gradual introduction of new methods. ∎  (of a slope) not steep or abrupt. • n. (in the Western Christian Church) a response sung or recited between the Epistle and Gospel in the Mass. ∎  a book of plainsong for the Mass. DERIVATIVES: grad·u·al·ly adv. grad·u·al·ness n.

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gradual in the Western Christian Church, a response sung or recited between the Epistle and Gospel in the Mass; the name comes (in the mid 16th century) from the earlier gradual adjective, from medieval Latin gradualis, from Latin gradus ‘step’. The original sense of the adjective was ‘arranged in degrees’; the noun refers to the altar steps in a church, from which the antiphons were sung.

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Gradual.
1. The Respond sung in the service of the Mass between the Epistle and Gospel.

2. The book containing the concentus of the traditional plainsong of the Mass, i.e. it is the choir's (or congregation's) mus. companion to the Missal—in which last the only mus. is the accentus or priest's parts.

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Gradual (Lat., gradus, ‘step’). The antiphons, usually from the Psalms, sung after the first lesson from the Bible in the mass.

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