cho·​ral | \ ˈkȯr-əl How to pronounce choral (audio) \

Definition of choral

1 : of or relating to a chorus or choir a choral group
2 : sung or designed for singing by a choir a choral arrangement

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chorally \ ˈkȯr-​ə-​lē How to pronounce chorally (audio) \ adverb

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The choral contributions, coached by Cary John Franklin, are first-rate. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Classic operas 'The Marriage of Figaro' and 'Rigoletto' round out the St. Louis festival," 18 June 2019 Music includes jazz, rock, pop, choral, rhythm-and-blues, country, soul, patriotic, symphonic, swing and world music. Susan Dunne,, "Who’s playing when at these free outdoor evening concerts in Greater Hartford," 10 June 2019 Segal takes the same choral approach but changes the tragedy. Madeleine Schwartz, Harper's magazine, "Warm, Weird, Effervescent," 10 June 2019 One of England’s premier choral ensembles, the renowned Tallis Scholars, makes a rare Northwest visit with its director, Peter Phillips, under auspices of Cappella Romana. The Seattle Times, "Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for April 2019," 5 Apr. 2019 At Seattle Met, James Ross Gardner profiles the Tacoma Refugee Choir, a choral group with many who have fled war and conflict in places like Africa and Ukraine in a bid to find a new life in America. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Sing a Song of Hope: ‘Everything will be all right’," 7 June 2019 Three top Bay Area choral groups are about to give their final concerts of the season this weekend. Georgia Rowe, The Mercury News, "Gorgeous choral concerts ringing out around the Bay Area," 3 June 2019 In addition, there will be performances of all his string quartets and piano sonatas, plus various chamber and choral works. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Carnegie Hall’s New Season Celebrates Beethoven’s Birth," 30 Jan. 2019 OCEANSIDE Church choir presents memorial concert The Sanctuary Choir of St. Thomas More presents a Memorial Day program at 7 p.m. Sunday with choral music and spoken meditations in memory of the nation’s honored dead. Linda Mcintosh,, "Community Crusaders pick up trash in Vista," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of choral

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for choral

French or Medieval Latin; French choral, from Medieval Latin choralis, from Latin chorus

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The first known use of choral was in 1587

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English Language Learners Definition of choral

: of or relating to a choir or chorus : sung by a choir or chorus


cho·​ral | \ ˈkȯr-əl How to pronounce choral (audio) \

Kids Definition of choral

: of or relating to a choir or chorus choral music

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