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Definition of "chorale" [chorale]

  • A Protestant hymn melody. (noun)
  • A harmonized hymn, especially one for organ. (noun)
  • A chorus or 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 "chorale" in a sentence
  • "This magnificent location at the base of fractured-stone cliffs, rising 600 feet above the natural amphitheater created by the crashing cascade, was a photo-perfect setting for federal and state tourism officials, so they assembled the symphony orchestra and chorale from the Arts and Sciences University of Chiapas, and assorted dignitaries and reporters."
  • "The first movement is a chorale fantasia based on the first verse of the chorale, which is a common feature of Bach's cantatas."
  • "The chorale was the exact opposite of the motette of the Netherlands."