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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Neil and Jill also have been an integral part of the choral and theater program at Chagrin Falls Schools. Charlene Paparizos,, "Two Businesses Applauded for Contributions to Chagrin Falls Schools: Community Voices," 11 May 2018 The play is the first collaboration between the theater company and the Chicago Children’s Choir, a non-profit organization that focuses on music education for Chicago youth through choral programs. Madeline Happold, Chicago Reader, "Arts / Hip-Hop / Music / Theater Long Way Home gives The Odyssey a modern hip-hop beat for an epic journey across Chicago," 8 Mar. 2018 Built to house the Orfeó Català symphonic choir, today’s musical acts span from choral to pianists, jazz, flamenco, and operas such as La Traviata and Carmen. Gemma Askham, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Things to Do in Barcelona," 3 Mar. 2018 Bernal’s effort set up Thomas to win the grueling 12th stage to strengthen his hold on the yellow jersey, and for Froome to protect second place in a dominant choral performance by Sky. Joseph Wilson, The Seattle Times, "Colombia’s Egan Bernal is the Tour de France’s budding star," 23 July 2018 Here too, contrast is the music’s engine: The orchestral writing is tough and dark, but the choral writing sings with an innocent sweetness that calls to mind the graceful, floating textures of the Fauré Requiem. Allan Kozinn, WSJ, "‘Aequa’ by the International Contemporary Ensemble, ‘He(a)r’ by Nordic Affect and ‘Collider’ by Daníel Bjarnason Reviews," 18 Dec. 2018 And the orchestral score, with particular emphasis on floaty woodwinds, choral arrangements, and thundering drums, preserves the fantasy-battling tone of a good Dota 2 session while also dialing back on drama or bombast. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Exclusive: Valve walks us through Artifact’s new demo, leaves us wanting more," 31 Aug. 2018 Clouds of smoke blew around church-style candles and mirrored seating as haunting choral music by Monteverdi further set the scene. Washington Post, "Death and glitter: Gucci hosts France show in Roman ruins," 2 June 2018 The Detroit Children's Choir, founded in 2006 to bring choral music to underserved young people, will perform Saturday during SHINE@MOTOWN MANSION, a fund-raiser for the choir’s programs at the Motown Mansion in Detroit’s Boston-Edison neighborhood. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Plan your weekend: 'Stars on Ice,' Cranbrook open house, 'All Night Strut!' at Meadow Brook," 25 Apr. 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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