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Definitions 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
  • An organized group: a choir of dancers. noun
  • One of the orders of angels. noun
  • To sing in chorus. verb-intransitive
  • Singing group; group of people who sing together; company of people who are trained to sing together noun
  • The part of a church where the choir assembles for song noun
  • one of the nine ranks or orders of angels noun
  • A band or organized company of singers, especially in church service. noun
  • That part of a church appropriated to the singers. noun
  • The chancel. noun
  • To sing in company.
  • Any company of singers. noun
  • An organized company of singers. Especially, such a company employed in church service. noun
  • A choral society, especially one that performs sacred music. In eight-part music a chorus is divided into first and second choirs. In the Anglican Church, an official body consisting of the minor canons, the choral vicars, and the choristers connected with a cathedral, whose function is to perform the daily choral service. Such a choir is divided into two sections, called decani and cantoris, sitting on the right and left sides respectively; of these the decani side forms the leading or principal section. See cantoris, decani. noun
  • That part of a church which is, or is considered as, appropriated for the use of the singers. noun

The word "choir" in example sentences

These various names were, in the Middle Ages, mostly superseded by the term choir, which in turn yielded to the modern term sanctuary.. [The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss]

Preaching to the choir is a legitimate enterprise.. [Saints]

The problem is, the choir is asleep and will not wake up.. [Think Progress » “The real victims of Fox News weren’t the liberals]

As on Christmas, he was in choir dress, wearing the white Mozzetta of Eastertide, as well as a new white Easter stole, bearing his own coat of arms.. [Papal Easter Day Mass and Urbi et Orbi Blessing]

I don't usually blog the pieces that our own choir is doing, mainly because it seems excessively solipsistic, but I was so touched at how this piece by Henry Purcell went that I figure there is a point to drawing your attention to it.. [Thou Knowest Lord the Secrets of Our Hearts]

Nico Muhly's score, layering electronic beats, live ensemble and choir, is a tempest in itself, with textures and colours battering against each other in a dissonant blast.. [Stephen Petronio Company – review]

The conductor, head vocalist, and stage hand for this bookish choir is George Murray, who co-founded Bookninja with fellow author Peter Darbyshire back in 2003, when the phrase “book blog” still had to qualified with some form of descriptor for the web-challenged.. [The world is coloured ‘Ninja red this week]

At the back of this altar (to be seen to right of the next picture), in a crypt-like room beneath the high choir, is the tomb of St. Otto:. [Catholic Bamberg: St. Michael's Abbey]

Several members will be attending training programs this summer, and the choir is getting the Parish Book of Chant.. [Eliminating Bad Music]

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 01: 29 PM minor correction: choir is "le choeur" not "la choeur.". [aubade - French Word-A-Day]

I thought I could visualize the cathedral, when once the choir is reconstructed [this took place in 1939 -- E. McW.] and the great screen taken down, with this great area of smouldering gold drawing the whole thing together.. [The Lost Reredos of St. John the Divine]

It's a bit late unless your choir is dedicated to a Saturday rehearsal but Chabanel offers some amazing Vigil Mass Psalms here, for free.. [Easter Vigil Music]

The newly formed choir is the realized dream of several local Catholics who sought for years to establish a Gregorian chant choir.. [Chant in Anchorage]

Questions which have arisen -- what the rubrics actually require by way of bows, what a priest does when he must offer Mass without a server, whether a layman should act as MC at pontifical ceremonies, whether an antimensium may be used, where prelates in choir should walk in procession, where the pectoral cross is worn and when the cappa magna is used -- have been researched and clarified.. [The New 15th Edition of The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described]

Sitting down every morning and writing whatever comes into my head is something like the warms up we do in choir, or the stretches a runner does before a marathon.. [2008 January « Becca’s Byline]

Oh, Becca, I read this last night on my iPhone, when main choir practice had finished and my husband was working on his solo.. [Hope]

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