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precentor

play
noun pre·cen·tor \pri-ˈsen-tər\

Definition of precentor

  1. :  a leader of the singing of a choir or congregation

pre·cen·to·ri·al play \ˌprē-ˌsen-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective
pre·cen·tor·ship play \pri-ˈsen-tər-ˌship\ noun


Origin of precentor

Latin praecentor, from praecinere to lead in singing, from prae- + canere to sing — more at chant


First Known Use: 1613


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