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ˈɪn troʊ ɪt, -trɔɪtin·troit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. introitnoun

    a composition of vocal music that is appropriate for opening church services

Wiktionary

  1. introitnoun

    The action of entering or going in; an entrance.

  2. introitnoun

    An introduction.

  3. introitnoun

    A psalm sung or chanted immediately before the collect, epistle, and gospel, and while the priest is entering within the rails of the altar.

  4. introitnoun

    A part of a psalm or other portion of Scripture read by the priest at Mass immediately after ascending to the altar.

  5. introitnoun

    An anthem or psalm sung before the Communion service.

  6. introitnoun

    Any composition of vocal music appropriate to the opening of church services.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Introitnoun

    a going in

    Etymology: [L. introitus, fr. introire to go into, to enter; intro within + ire to go: cf. F. introit.]

  2. Introitnoun

    a psalm sung or chanted immediately before the collect, epistle, and gospel, and while the priest is entering within the rails of the altar

    Etymology: [L. introitus, fr. introire to go into, to enter; intro within + ire to go: cf. F. introit.]

  3. Introitnoun

    a part of a psalm or other portion of Scripture read by the priest at Mass immediately after ascending to the altar

    Etymology: [L. introitus, fr. introire to go into, to enter; intro within + ire to go: cf. F. introit.]

  4. Introitnoun

    an anthem or psalm sung before the Communion service

    Etymology: [L. introitus, fr. introire to go into, to enter; intro within + ire to go: cf. F. introit.]

  5. Introitnoun

    any composition of vocal music appropriate to the opening of church services

    Etymology: [L. introitus, fr. introire to go into, to enter; intro within + ire to go: cf. F. introit.]

Freebase

  1. Introit

    The Introit is part of the opening of the liturgical celebration of the Eucharist for many Christian denominations. In its most complete version, it consists of an antiphon, psalm verse and Gloria Patri that is spoken or sung at the beginning of the celebration. It is part of the Proper of the liturgy; that is, the part that changes over the liturgical year. In the Roman Rite of the Roman Catholic Church it is known as the antiphona ad introitum, as in the text for each day's Mass, or as the cantus ad introitum as in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 47 and as in the First Roman Ordo. In pre-1970 editions of the Roman Missal, the word Introitus was used, distinguished from the normal meaning of the word by being capitalized. In Ambrosian chant and Beneventan chant, the counterpart of the Introit is called the "ingressa". In the Mozarabic, Carthusian, Dominican, and Carmelite Rites, it is called the "officium".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Introit

    in-trō′it, n. an anthem sung at the beginning of the mass, immediately after the Confiteor, and when the priest has ascended to the altar. [L. introitusintroīreintro, within, īre, itum, to go.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of introit in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of introit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  • Claire Ardern
    I used this in words with friends and I cheated coz I didn't know what it meant have since found out its the opening of a vagina.
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