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gospel

noun  /ˈɡɑs·pəl/ us  

gospel noun (MUSIC)

[U] ( also gospel music,  /ˈɡɑs·pəl ˈmju·zik/) a style of Christian religious music originally developed and performed by African-Americans: gospel singers

gospel noun (BOOK)

[C] any of the four books of the Bible that contain details of the life of Jesus [C] The gospel (truth) is the complete truth: I don't know what happened to the money, that's the gospel truth.
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