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chorale

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noun cho·rale \kə-ˈral, -ˈräl\

Simple Definition of chorale

  • : a song that is sung in a church service by a large group of singers

  • : a chorus or choir

Full Definition of chorale

  1. 1 :  a hymn or psalm sung to a traditional or composed melody in church; also :  a harmonization of a chorale melody <a Bach chorale>

  2. 2 :  chorus, choir

Examples of chorale

  1. <practiced a chorale to perform in church>

  2. <a chorale that is regarded as being among the best in the state>



Origin of chorale

German Choral, short for Choralgesang choral song


First Known Use: 1841


CHORALE Defined for Kids

chorale

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noun cho·rale \kə-ˈral\

Definition of chorale

  1. 1 :  a hymn sung by the choir or congregation at a church service

  2. 2 :  chorus 1





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