Definition of Gospel singing
1. Noun. Folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul).
Category relationships: A Capella Singing, A Cappella Singing
Generic synonyms: Ethnic Music, Folk, Folk Music
Specialized synonyms: Doo-wop, Soul
Lexicographical Neighbors of Gospel Singing
Literary usage of Gospel singing
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Virginia Handbook by Blair Howard, Mary K. Burnham, Bill Burnham (2005)
"gospel singing has deep roots in Appalachia. Two annual events draw especially big crowds: the Tri-State gospel singing Convention, held on the second ..."
2. Twice Around the World with Alexander, Prince of Gospel Singers by George Thompson Brown Davis (1907)
"It was thus as a child that I learned to use my hands in leading gospel singing. I well recall how on Sunday afternoons people would drive from far and near ..."
3. A Century's Change in Religion by George Harris (1914)
"... makes its great way in the world, praying the gospel, singing the gospel, preaching the gospel. It points out the way of truth and righteousness; ..."
4. Moody: His Words, Work, and Workers: Comprising His Bible Portraits; His by Dwight Lyman Moody (1877)
"Mr. Moody having determined upon a third visit to England, induced Mr. Sankey to accompany him, where the blessing which attended his gospel singing ..."
5. Spanish Drama Before Lope de Vega by James Pyle Wickersham Crawford (1922)
"... employing the phraseology of the corresponding Gospel. Singing and dancing, they set out to worship the Child, and the play ends with a charming carol. ..."
6. Report of the Second Decennial Missionary Conference Held at Calcutta, 1882 (1883)
"... proverbs and the figures adapted to the native mind, are great helps to preaching the Gospel. Singing religious hymns with native musical instruments, ..."
7. Seventh Day Baptists in Europe and America: A Series of Historical Papers by Albert N. Rogers, Seventh Day Baptist General Conference (1910)
"... Van Horn and Randolph, were assisted by Alva Van Horn, AE Whitford and WD Burdick in quartet gospel singing. The attendance increased, became large, ..."