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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Other Words from choral

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

Examples of choral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To cultivate youth by teaching artistic, cultural and personal development through choral education and performance. Roxanne De La Rosa, The Arizona Republic, 12 Sep. 2021 The concert will feature works by living, mostly American, composers, including Morten Lauridsen, the most frequently performed American choral composer in modern history. Beth Wood Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Sep. 2021 West and his co-producers are essentially working with two palettes: one that is digital, almost confrontationally synthetic, and another dominated by organs and choral vocals, that is in debt to the church. Paul Thompson, Rolling Stone, 1 Sep. 2021 As a choral rendition of Lou Reed's 1972 classic Perfect Day plays in the background, Stewart dances through the palace, faces savage paparazzi and storms across the grounds looking glamorous but also depressed at times. Alicia Vrajlal,, 26 Aug. 2021 In Los Angeles, the community participation role will be filled by 10 members from the choral ensemble Tonality. Deborah Vankin Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2021 Vocal and choral music will not be performed due to the higher risk of aerosol transmission, meaning opera is off the table., 8 Apr. 2021 Accompanied by symphonic and choral music, the work is a story of love and sacrifice. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, 31 Aug. 2021 When his bedroom progresses from line drawing to full color, choral music creates an almost holy atmosphere. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Aug. 2021

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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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15 Sep 2021

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“Choral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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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