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Meaning of “gospel” in the English Dictionary

"gospel" in British English

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gospelnoun

uk   /ˈɡɒs.pəl/  us   /ˈɡɑː.spəl/
  • gospel noun (CHRISTIANITY)

[C] any of the four ​books of the ​Bible that ​containdetails of the ​life of ​JesusChrist: St Mark's Gospel/the Gospel according to St ​Markthe gospel [S] the ​teachings of ​JesusChrist: to preach/​spread the gospel
(Definition of gospel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gospel" in American English

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gospelnoun

 us   /ˈɡɑs·pəl/
  • gospel noun (MUSIC)

[U] (also gospel music,  /ˈɡɑs·pəl ˈmju·zik/ ) a ​style of ​Christianreligious music ​originallydeveloped and ​performed by African-Americans: gospel ​singers
  • gospel noun (BOOK)

[C] any of the four ​books of the ​Bible that ​containdetails of the ​life of ​Jesus [C] The gospel (​truth) is the ​completetruth: I don't ​know what ​happened to the ​money, that's the gospel ​truth.
(Definition of gospel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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