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cantor

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noun can·tor \ˈkan-tər\

Simple Definition of cantor

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cantor

  1. 1 :  a choir leader :  precentor

  2. 2 :  a synagogue official who sings or chants liturgical music and leads the congregation in prayer

cantorial

play \kan-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cantor

Latin, singer, from canere to sing


First Known Use: 1538

Rhymes with cantor


CANTOR Defined for Kids

cantor

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noun can·tor \ˈkan-tər\

Definition of cantor for Students

  1. :  a synagogue official who sings religious music and leads the congregation in prayer




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