Definition of chorister
1 : a singer in a choir; specifically : choirboy
2 : the leader of a church choir
Recent Examples of chorister from the Web
The young choristers were directed by Anne Tomlinson and the L.A. Chorus directed by Grant Gershon.
An accomplished pianist, organist and chorister, Beaudoin led the adult choir at the church for more than two decades.
Emma Watson delivers her melodies purely, demurely, and cleanly on the note, like a chorister, but that is not enough.
By the fourth year, most of the choristers can hit notes with confidence.
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Origin and Etymology of chorister
Middle English querister, from Anglo-French cueristre, from Medieval Latin chorista, from Latin chorus
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
CHORISTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chorister for English Language Learners
: a singer in a choir
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