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1choir

noun \ˈkwī(-ə)r\

: a group of singers especially in a church

: the part of a church where the singers sit

Full Definition of CHOIR

1
:  an organized company of singers (as in a church service)
2
:  a group of instruments of the same class <a brass choir>
3
:  an organized group of persons or things
4
:  a division of angels
5
:  the part of a church occupied by the singers or by the clergy; also :  the part of a church where the services are performed
6
:  a group organized for ensemble speaking
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Examples of CHOIR

  1. <joined the choir for next year>

Origin of CHOIR

Middle English quer, from Anglo-French queor, from Medieval Latin chorus, from Latin, chorus — more at chorus
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to CHOIR

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

2choir

verb

Definition of CHOIR

intransitive verb
:  to sing or sound in chorus or concert

First Known Use of CHOIR

1596

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

Rhymes with CHOIR

CHOIR Defined for Kids

choir

noun \ˈkwīr\

Definition of CHOIR for Kids

1
:  an organized group of singers especially in a church
2
:  the part of a church set aside for the singers
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