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Taizé Line breaks: Taizé
Pronunciation: /ˈteɪzeɪ/

Definition of Taizé in English:


[mass noun, usually as modifier]
The style of Christian worship practised by the ecumenical Taizé community in France, characterized by the repetitive singing of simple harmonized tunes, often in various languages, interspersed with readings, prayers, and periods of silence.
Example sentences
  • Indeed, the Protestant monk was an icon of Christian reconciliation - his Taizé community includes monks from Lutheran, Anglican, free church evangelical, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox traditions.
  • It's through the Oasis meetings that I first heard of the ecumenical community of Taizé in France.
  • The ecumenical Taizé community in France, founded in 1940, is the best-known Protestant order.


The name of a village in Burgundy, France, where the community was founded in 1949.

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