Definition of choir
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 : a group of instruments of the same class a brass choir
3 : an organized group of persons or things … travels with a suite of assistants and a choir of publicists. — L. R. Lapham
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
Examples of choir in a Sentence
joined the choir for next year
Recent Examples of choir from the Web
An investigation into the treatment of choir boys at an ancient Catholic music school in Germany has concluded that at least 547 children were abused between the years of 1945 and 1992.
The choir’s music director from 1964 to 1994 was the Rev. Georg Ratzinger, whose younger brother, Joseph Ratzinger, reigned as Pope Benedict XVI from 2005 to 2013.
This all male choir began their song a few weeks back and should continue through mid-September.
The sanctuary was extended by 40 feet, and a choir loft and baptismal pool were built.
The big cat shakes the water from his head and looks around for a moment, as if searching for the source of the noise, but otherwise seems unfazed by the amphibian choir.
A notable fixture that will stay behind is the 4,000 pipe organ, built into the walls of the choir loft at St. John the Baptist in the 1950s.
Upon entering Bonita Vista High School, Dela Rosa joined show choir.
Patriotic choir and a salute to honor all current and former military.
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Definition of choir
: to sing or sound in chorus or concert The woodwinds choired eloquently.
CHOIR Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of choir for Students
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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