chorale

noun
cho·​rale | \ kə-ˈral How to pronounce chorale (audio) , -ˈräl How to pronounce chorale (audio) \

Definition of chorale

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 : chorus, choir

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Examples of chorale in a Sentence

practiced a chorale to perform in church a chorale that is regarded as being among the best in the state
Recent Examples on the Web Carl Dewse will direct a 160-voice chorale in the official Fiesta theme music. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Aug. 2021 Carl Dewse will direct a 160-voice chorale in the official Fiesta theme music. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Aug. 2021 Carl Dewse will direct a 160-voice chorale in the official Fiesta theme music. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Aug. 2021 Gray, a musician in San Diego for 40 years, will lead the chorale accompanied by symphony orchestra in performing a range of music. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 July 2021 Carl Dewse will direct a 160-voice chorale in the official Fiesta theme music. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 July 2021 Messages of support flooded the chorale’s Facebook page. New York Times, 8 Apr. 2021 To the pizzicato section, the strings bring marvelous unity and dynamic nuance, and the chorale in their hands is unexpectedly moving, an island of emotion in a churning sea of melody. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 20 June 2021 The chorale concert was scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Pacific time. New York Times, 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of chorale

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chorale

German Choral, short for Choralgesang choral song

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The first known use of chorale was in 1841

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10 Oct 2021

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“Chorale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chorale. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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chorale

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chorale

: a song that is sung in a church service by a large group of singers
: a chorus or choir

chorale

noun
cho·​rale | \ kə-ˈral How to pronounce chorale (audio) \

Kids Definition of chorale

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

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