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Definitions for choral
ˈkɔr əl, ˈkoʊr-; kəˈrælchoral

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chorale, choraladjective

    a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune

  2. choraladjective

    related to or written for or performed by a chorus or choir

    "choral composition"; "choral ensemble"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Choraladjective

    Etymology: from chorus, Lat.

    Choral symphonies. John Milton.

    And choral seraphs sung the second day. Nicholas Amhurst.


  1. choral

    A choir ( KWIRE; also known as a chorale or chorus) is a musical ensemble of singers. Choral music, in turn, is the music written specifically for such an ensemble to perform. Choirs may perform music from the classical music repertoire, which spans from the medieval era to the present, or popular music repertoire. Most choirs are led by a conductor, who leads the performances with arm, hand, and facial gestures. The term choir is very often applied to groups affiliated with a church (whether or not they actually occupy the quire), whereas a chorus performs in theatres or concert halls, but this distinction is not rigid. Choirs may sing without instruments, or accompanied by a piano, pipe organ, a small ensemble, or an orchestra. A choir can be a subset of an ensemble; thus one speaks of the "woodwind choir" of an orchestra, or different "choirs" of voices or instruments in a polychoral composition. In typical 18th century to 21st century oratorios and masses, 'chorus' or 'choir' implies that there is more than one singer per part, in contrast to the quartet of soloists also featured in these works.


  1. choral

    Choral refers to music that is composed for, sung by, or pertaining to a choir or chorus, which is typically a large organized group of singers. Choral music is often characterized by multiple voice parts, harmonies, and is usually performed with a conductor directing the group.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Choraladjective

    of or pertaining to a choir or chorus; singing, sung, or adapted to be sung, in chorus or harmony

  2. Choralnoun

    a hymn tune; a simple sacred tune, sung in unison by the congregation; as, the Lutheran chorals

  3. Etymology: [LL. choralis, fr. L. chorus. See Chorus.]


  1. Choral

    This is a composition for jazz trio and orchestra.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Choral

    Chorale. See Choir.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of choral in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of choral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of choral in a Sentence

  1. Adam Olenn:

    I had the song ‘Let It Go’ in my head. I mentioned it to our Head of School, Matt Glendinning [who stars in the video]. We came up with the idea about two or three weeks ago, we had Justin Peters, the choral director, record the song. And we did the last scene on Friday. Our students appear in it as well. When we saw the forecast, we had to hurry up to get the editing done.

  2. Leonard Egert:

    AGMA's efforts to protect its members will not end with this investigation, aGMA is calling upon all companies in Opera, Dance, and Choral concert fields to join an industry-wide initiative to positively change the culture.

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