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gospel

noun uk   /ˈɡɒs.pəl/  us   /ˈɡɑː.spəl/

gospel noun (CHRISTIANITY)

[C] any of the four books of the Bible that contain details of the life of Jesus Christ: St Mark's Gospel/the Gospel according to St Markthe gospel [S] the teachings of Jesus Christ: to preach/spread the gospel

gospel noun (TRUTH)

[U] informal (also gospel truth) the complete truth: If Mary tells you something, you can take it as gospel.

gospel noun (MUSIC)

[U] (also gospel music) a style of religious music originally performed by black Americans

gospel noun (BELIEFS)

[S] literary a set of principles or ideas that someone believes in: the gospel of hard work
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