Definition of Choir

1. Noun. A chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony.

Generic synonyms: Chorus
Member holonyms: Chorister
Derivative terms: Choral, Chorister

2. Verb. Sing in a choir. "Sam and Sue choir"
Exact synonyms: Chorus
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Sing
Derivative terms: Chorus, Chorus, Chorus, Chorus

3. Noun. A family of similar musical instrument playing together.
Exact synonyms: Consort
Generic synonyms: Set
Derivative terms: Choral

4. Noun. The area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave.
Generic synonyms: Area
Group relationships: Bema, Chancel, Sanctuary

Definition of Choir

1. n. A band or organized company of singers, especially in church service.

Definition of Choir

1. Noun. singing group; group of people who sing together; company of people who are trained to sing together ¹

2. Noun. the part of a church where the '''choir''' assembles for song ¹

3. Noun. (qualifier Christian angelology) one of the nine ranks or orders of angels ¹

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Definition of Choir

1. to sing in unison [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Choir

choice morsel
choice of words
choice theory
choir (current term)
choir boy
choir boys
choir loft
choir school

Literary usage of Choir

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"choir. A. Primarily, that part of a church in which the singers were accommodated. In Catholic churches, where there were many persons employed to sing the ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"choir.—There is much ambiguity about the terms choir and presbytery. Strictly speaking, the choir is that part of the church where the stalls of the clergy ..."

3. Journal by Australian Ex Libris Society (1902)
"I wish rather to direct attention to the woodwork, both ancient and modern, in the choir. In doing this, however, it may be well to remind ourselves that ..."

4. Transactions by Ecclesiological Society (1905)
"It thus appears that the choir enclosure was at first a part of the nave, ... The typical division of a church is therefore not " nave and choir " or " nave ..."

5. A History of Architecture by Russell Sturgis, Arthur Lincoln Frothingham (1915)
"In order to let in the light at this point, the architect of the Amiens choir, the Cologne choir, the St. Denis nave, the Troyes choir and other ..."

6. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1874)
"If you wish to have a good choir in your parish, you must teach your people to sing when they are boys, and then when they grow up you have ..."

7. A History of Architectural Development by Frederick Moore Simpson (1909)
"a disposition towards a dual rather than a triple division of the side walls, but only in Lichfield choir is the triforium absolutely abandoned.1 At Wells ..."

8. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Congre- in the festival pomp of full-voiced gation and choir music; whether the congregation choir. merely joins in spirit in the proffered prayer, ..."

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