Definition of responsorial in English:

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responsorial

Pronunciation: /ˌrɪspɒnˈsɔːrɪəl/

adjective

(Of a psalm or liturgical chant) recited in parts with a congregational response between each part.
Example sentences
  • I became very attentive to the music used at Mass and collected all the responsorial psalms, hymns, and songs.
  • Gregorian and Old Roman offertories are melismatic responsorial chants, the majority taken from the psalms.
  • The words of the responsorial psalm (the response today was ‘In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge’) fit very comfortably with the vocal ethos of blues.

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