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[saw-lem] /sɔˈlɛm/
a Benedictine monastery in Solesmes, France, known especially for the work of its monks in editing and performing Gregorian chant. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Solesmes restored to the church the Gregorian chant in its purity.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • That is certainly the case as regards this excursion to Solesmes, for there is nothing, absolutely nothing to justify my alarms.

    The Cathedral Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • Before this last move could take place, we moved again—to Solesmes, where we stayed for a fortnight and then moved to St. Hilaire.

  • Gradually a resolve has been ripening in me, not quite clear I confess, to take refuge in the Benedictine cloister at Solesmes.

    Legends August Strindberg
  • It culminated in the ducal tomb at Nantes and the entombments at Solesmes.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • We had an interesting breakfast—two Benedictine monks from the great abbaye of Solesmes.

    Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life Mary Alsop King Waddington
  • What master, or masters, made the Solesmes groups has led to animated controversy.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • I will give you the tradition as it is told in Solesmes, and as the artist heard it during a visit to his native place.

  • The natives of Solesmes say that at a very remote period a great painter, coming from a distance, spent some time in their town.

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