chorale

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noun cho·rale \kə-ˈral, -ˈräl\

Definition of chorale

  1. 1 :  a hymn or psalm sung to a traditional or composed melody in church; also :  a harmonization of a chorale melody a Bach chorale

  2. 2 :  chorus, choir

Examples of chorale in a Sentence

  1. practiced a chorale to perform in church

  2. a chorale that is regarded as being among the best in the state

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Origin and Etymology of chorale

German Choral, short for Choralgesang choral song


First Known Use: 1841


CHORALE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of chorale for English Language Learners

  • : a song that is sung in a church service by a large group of singers

  • : a chorus or choir


CHORALE Defined for Kids

chorale

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noun cho·rale \kə-ˈral\

Definition of chorale for Students

  1. 1 :  a hymn sung by the choir or congregation at a church service

  2. 2 :  chorus 1



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