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choir

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noun \ˈkwī(-ə)r\

Simple Definition of choir

  • : a group of singers especially in a church

  • : the part of a church where the singers sit

Full Definition of choir

  1. 1 :  an organized company of singers (as in a church service)

  2. 2 :  a group of instruments of the same class <a brass choir>

  3. 3 :  an organized group of persons or things

  4. 4 :  a division of angels

  5. 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. 6 :  a group organized for ensemble speaking

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


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choir

verb

Definition of choir

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to sing or sound in chorus or concert



1596

First Known Use of choir

1596

Rhymes with choir



CHOIR Defined for Kids

choir

play
noun \ˈkwīr\

Definition of choir

  1. 1 :  an organized group of singers especially in a church

  2. 2 :  the part of a church set aside for the singers





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