What does chorister mean?

Definitions for chorister
ˈkɔr ə stər, ˈkɒr-cho·ris·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. choristernoun

    a singer in a choir


  1. choristernoun

    A singer in a choir

    None of the new choristers can sing in tune but they will learn soon enough.

  2. choristernoun

    A director or leader of a choral group.

    Jane was the chorister of her congregation's choir, and that occupied much of her time on the weekends.

  3. Etymology: Derived from.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Choristernoun

    Etymology: from chorus.

    And let the roaring organs loudly play
    The praises of the Lord in lively notes;
    The whiles, with hollow throats,
    The choristers the joyous anthem sing. Edmund Spenser, Epithal.

    The new-born phœnix takes his way;
    Of airy choristers a numerous train
    Attend his progress. Dryden.

    The musical voices and accents of the aerial choristers. John Ray.


  1. chorister

    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. chorister

    A chorister is a member of a choir, typically someone who sings the melody or leads in singing in a church service.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Choristernoun

    one of a choir; a singer in a chorus

  2. Choristernoun

    one who leads a choir in church music

  3. Etymology: [See Chorus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chorister in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chorister in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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