choral

adjective

cho·​ral ˈkȯr-əl How to pronounce choral (audio)
1
: of or relating to a chorus or choir
a choral group
2
: sung or designed for singing by a choir
a choral arrangement
chorally adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Their music ranges from traditional orchestra to elaborate choral work, electronic sounds to experimental compositional techniques. Jon Burlingame, Variety, 10 Jan. 2023 Traditional choral music, lighted decorations and more. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 25 Dec. 2022 Verdigris, Dallas’ innovative choir, is all about pushing the boundaries of choral music. Dallas News, 10 Sep. 2022 Traditional choral music, lighted decorations and more. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 25 Dec. 2022 The Ripples of Hope choral group sings a Christmas Carol at Pine Street Inn during its annual Christmas Eve celebration on Saturday. Samantha J. Gross, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Dec. 2022 The performance by GBN Express was the first of the 2022 holiday season for the show choral high school group. Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 28 Nov. 2022 New choral director Arian Khaefi has his work cut out for him. Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Dec. 2022 During the pre-vaccine days of December 2020, choral singing was unthinkable. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of choral was in 1587

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Cite this Entry

“Choral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/choral. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

choral

adjective
cho·​ral ˈkōr-əl How to pronounce choral (audio)
ˈkȯr-
1
: of or relating to a chorus or choir
a choral group
2
: sung or recited by a chorus or choir
a choral arrangement
chorally adverb

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