noun can·tor \ˈkan-tər\

: a person who sings and leads people in prayer in a Jewish religious service

: a person who leads a group of singers in a church

Full Definition of CANTOR

:  a choir leader :  precentor
:  a synagogue official who sings or chants liturgical music and leads the congregation in prayer
can·to·ri·al \kan-ˈtr-ē-əl\ adjective

Origin of CANTOR

Latin, singer, from canere to sing
First Known Use: 1538


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