Definitions for CHOIRkwaɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

choirkwaɪər(n.)

  1. a company of singers, esp. an organized group in a church.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. any group of musicians or musical instruments; a musical company or band, or a division of one:

    string choir.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. the part of a church occupied by choir singers. the part of a cruciform church east of the crossing.

    Category: Architecture

  4. (medieval) one of the orders of angels.

    Category: Religion

  5. (v.i.)to sing or sound in chorus.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of choir:

1250–1300; ME quer < OF cuer < L choruschorus

Princeton's WordNet

  1. choir(noun)

    a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony

  2. choir, consort(noun)

    a family of similar musical instrument playing together

  3. choir(verb)

    the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave

  4. choir, chorus(verb)

    sing in a choir

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. choir(noun)ɪər

    a group of singers

    to sing in the church choir

Wiktionary

  1. choir(Noun)

    singing group; group of people who sing together; company of people who are trained to sing together

    The church choir practices Thursday nights.

  2. choir(Noun)

    the part of a church where the choir assembles for song

  3. choir(Noun)

    one of the nine ranks or orders of angels

    Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones are three of the choirs of angels.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Choir(noun)

    a band or organized company of singers, especially in church service

  2. Choir(noun)

    that part of a church appropriated to the singers

  3. Choir(noun)

    the chancel

Freebase

  1. Choir

    Architecturally, the choir is the area of a church or cathedral, usually in the western part of the chancel between the nave and the sanctuary. The choir is occasionally located in the eastern part of the nave. In some monastic churches the choir occupies the western end of the nave and thus counterbalances the chancel and sanctuary. The back-choir or retro-choir is a space behind the high altar in the choir of a church, in which there is a small altar standing back to back with the other.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CHOIR' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4082

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CHOIR' in Nouns Frequency: #2658

Anagrams of CHOIR

  1. ichor

  2. chiro


Translations for CHOIR

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

choir(noun)

a group of singers

He used to sing in the church choir.

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