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noun gospel pronunciation in British English /ˈɡɒsp(ə)l/
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    gospel music

    [uncountable] music a type of Christian music influenced by soul and R and B that developed in the churches that black people went to in the south of the US in the past. It is sung by groups of singers who have powerful voices

    a gospel singer/choir

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    [countable] one of the four books in the Bible that tell about the life of Jesus
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      the gospel


      the Gospel

      the things that Jesus said and taught, according to the Bible

      Jesus told his disciples to go and preach the gospel.

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    [singular] ideas that someone wants other people to accept

    He has spent his life preaching the gospel of good design.


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