cho·ral | \ˈkȯr-əl \

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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from choral

chorally \-ə-lē \ adverb

Examples of choral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The show, which will showcase three Chicago area choral groups, will be at 8 p.m. June 21, at Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St., Chicago. Staff Report, Aurora Beacon-News, "PrairieFest Quilt Show coming to Oswego," 8 June 2018 That theme will be reflected in much of the programming and other activities by choral groups coming in from several nations. Tim Smith,, "Numerous free summer concerts in Baltimore, including the new SoBo Summer Music Series, to feature jazz, rock and more," 24 May 2018 Kedjidjian said District 109 students from band, orchestra and choral groups will provide music. Steve Sadin,, "Event honoring Historical Society's 50th anniversary to take Deerfield residents back in time," 14 May 2018 Musica Vocale is led by two of Kansas City’s finest choral conductors and is made up of immensely talented singers who are devoted to their craft. Patrick Neas, kansascity, "UMKC opera students explore the dark and the light in works by Ravel, Poulenc | The Kansas City Star," 24 Mar. 2018 After the red carpet, cast members including Omari Hardwick, Jerry Ferrara, and Brandon Victor Dixon migrated the few blocks to Cipriani 42nd Street where guests enjoyed signature bellinis and a choral performance to kick off the evening. Vogue, "Power Hosts Its Grandest Season Premiere Party Yet in New York City," 29 June 2018 There will also be another mammoth outdoor choral work to follow the one by David Lang last year, this time written by John Luther Adams for the Harlem Meer. David Allen, New York Times, "15 Classical Music Festivals to See This Summer," 17 May 2018 Given the score's rhythmic complexity and harmonic idiosyncrasies (sly integrations of modal and medieval harmonies), the choral performance, under Alex Monroe's musical direction, is nearly unimpeachable. Justin Hayford, Chicago Reader, "Facility Theatre presents an intricate, complicated Little Match Girl Passion," 19 Apr. 2018 There will be music throughout the ceremony, mostly choral and gospel, with cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason set to perform as well. Constance Grady, Vox, "13 questions about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s big day, asked and answered.," 11 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'choral.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about choral

Dictionary Entries near choral

chop up




Choral Bass



Statistics for choral

Last Updated

13 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for choral

The first known use of choral was in 1587

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for choral



English Language Learners Definition of choral

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


cho·ral | \ˈkȯr-əl \

Kids Definition of choral

: of or relating to a choir or chorus choral music

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on choral

What made you want to look up choral? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


not any or not one

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!