a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
a family of similar musical instrument playing together
the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave
sing in a choir
singing group; group of people who sing together; company of people who are trained to sing together
The church choir practices Thursday nights.
the part of a church where the choir assembles for song
one of the nine ranks or orders of angels
Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones are three of the choirs of angels.
a band or organized company of singers, especially in church service
that part of a church appropriated to the singers
Origin: [OE. quer, OF. cuer, F. chur, fr. L. chorus a choral dance, chorus, choir, fr. Gr. , orig. dancing place; prob. akin to inclosure, L. hortus garden, and E. yard. See Chorus.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwīr, n. a chorus or band of singers, esp. those belonging to a church: the part of a church appropriated to the singers: the part of a cathedral separated from the nave by a rail or screen.—v.i. (Shak.) to sing in chorus.—ns. Choir′-or′gan, one of the departments of a cathedral organ, standing behind the great-organ, having its tones less powerful, and more fitted to accompany the voice; Choir′screen, a screen of lattice-work, separating the choir from the nave, so as to prevent general access thereto, though not to interrupt either sight or sound.—adj. Chō′ral, belonging to a chorus or choir.—ns. Chōral′, Chorale′, a simple harmonised composition, with slow rhythm: a tune written for a psalm or hymn: in R.C. usage, any part of the service sung by the whole choir.—adv. Chō′rally, in the manner of a chorus: so as to suit a choir. [Fr. chœur—L. chorus—Gr. choros.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'CHOIR' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4082
Rank popularity for the word 'CHOIR' in Nouns Frequency: #2658
The numerical value of CHOIR in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of CHOIR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Go campaign outside your comfort zone, campaign outside of the choir.
But we know that children of same-sex parents are treasures of infinite worth, in our universe, all God's children have a place in the choir.
They'll all sing in the choir about how bad Hillary was, and it will be difficult for those who thought she was great when she was a secretary of state and went on record saying it.
People used to think of vocal music as boring choir stuff, once you figured out that you can do crazy beat-boxing, awesome bass lines (and) throw everything together, you just have really cool music.
It's a truly miraculous sound they create ... There's a whole choir, there's strings, there's soloists, there's amazing percussion. It's a really dynamic and joyous sound, we're so used to seeing Syria through the prism of news, which is entirely a negative thing. This concert will give a completely different perspective.
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Translations for CHOIR
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- كورال, جوقةArabic
- sbor, kůr, chór, kruchtaCzech
- Chor, EngelschorGerman
- abesbatza, koruBasque
- kööri, kuoro, kuoriFinnish
- chœur, classeFrench
- còisirScottish Gaelic
- énekkar, kar, kórusHungarian
- 聖歌隊, 合唱団Japanese
- 合唱團, 합창단Korean
- koaea, koeaMāori
- coro, coralPortuguese
- хор, horSerbo-Croatian
- chór, zborSlovak
- kor, zborSlovene
- dàn hợp xướng, 團合唱Vietnamese
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