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Definition of "choir" []

  • An organized company of singers, especially one performing church music or singing in a church. (noun)
  • The part of a church used by such a company of singers. (noun)
  • The part of the chancel in a cruciform church that is occupied by this company of singers. (noun)
  • A group of instruments of the same kind: a string choir. (noun)
  • A division of some pipe organs, containing pipes suitable for accompanying a choir. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "choir" in a sentence
  • "These various names were, in the Middle Ages, mostly superseded by the term choir, which in turn yielded to the modern term sanctuary."
  • "Preaching to the choir is a legitimate enterprise."
  • "The problem is, the choir is asleep and will not wake up."
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