Definition of Precentor

1. Noun. The musical director of a choir.

Exact synonyms: Cantor, Choirmaster
Generic synonyms: Musician
Derivative terms: Precentorship



Definition of Precentor

1. n. A leader of a choir; a directing singer.

Definition of Precentor

1. Noun. The person who is the song and/or prayer leader in a cathedral, church, monastery, or synagogue and generally facilitates worship. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Precentor

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Precentor

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Literary usage of Precentor

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1. Clerical and Parochial Records of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross: Taken from by William Maziere Brady (1864)
"The precentor is admonished to repair the chancel, and the Bishop is to compel the ... although eighty years old, was, in 1615, precentor of Cloyne, ..."

2. Chapters of Early English Church History by William Bright (1888)
"Would the Pope send back with him the abbot of St. Martin's, who was also ' arch-chanter' or precentor of St. Peter's, that he might teach the Wearmouth ..."

3. Journal by English Place-Name Society (1913)
"... from about 446 prescriptions given in the Diary of Mrs. Freke. The Antiquarian Value of a Knowledge of the Irish Language. By precentor COURTENAY MOORE. ..."

4. The Works of the Rev. Joseph Bingham by Joseph Bingham (1855)
"And some appointed occasionally at the discretion of the bishop от precentor. they had only three psalms, but six at the sixth, and nine at the ninth hour ..."

5. The Little Minister by James Matthew Barrie (1898)
"CHAPTER XLII MARGARET, THE precentor, AND GOD BETWEEN UNLESS Andrew Luke, who went to Canada, be still above ground, I am now the only survivor of the few ..."

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