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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


  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

  4. 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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Choir

    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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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 for choir »

  1. ichor

  2. chiro

How to pronounce choir?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of choir in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of choir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of choir in a Sentence

  1. Jeb Bush:

    Go campaign outside your comfort zone, campaign outside of the choir.

  2. Maria Cora:

    We heard from members how the choir had changed their lives and how they wanted and needed to keep singing.

  3. Troy Williams:

    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.

  4. Karen Gibson:

    Maybe it's a big ask for one song from one choir, what you have seen from the wedding is the coming together of two different cultures. I feel like there's been a shift, I do.

  5. Bill Clinton:

    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.

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