gospel - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈɡɒsp(ə)l/
singulargospel
pluralgospels
  1. 1

    gospel

    or

    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

  2. 2

    gospel

    or

    Gospel

    [countable] one of the four books in the Bible that tell about the life of Jesus
    1. a.

      the gospel

      or

      the Gospel

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

      Jesus told his disciples to go and preach the gospel.

  3. 3
    [singular] ideas that someone wants other people to accept

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