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choir

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noun \ˈkwī(-ə)r\

Definition of choir

  1. 1 :  an organized company of singers (as in a church service) greeted by a large male choir wearing red bowties and singing carols — New Yorker

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

  3. 3 :  an organized group of persons or things … travels with a suite of assistants and a choir of publicists. — L. R. Lapham

  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 in a sentence

  1. joined the choir for next year

Origin and Etymology 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

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Definition of choir

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to sing or sound in chorus or concert The woodwinds choired eloquently.

Origin and Etymology of choir

see 1choir


First Known Use: 1596



CHOIR Defined for English Language Learners

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choir

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noun \ˈkwī(-ə)r\

Definition of choir for English Language Learners

  • : a group of singers especially in a church

  • : the part of a church where the singers sit


CHOIR Defined for Kids

choir

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noun \ˈkwīr\

Definition of choir for Students

  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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