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[kwahyuh r-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈkwaɪərˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/
the director of a choir.
Origin of choirmaster
First recorded in 1855-60; choir + master Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • One of Mr. Barbers sons was the able organist and choirmaster.

    Wintering in the Riviera William Miller
  • Mr. Melod, the choirmaster, wrung his hand, while tears came into his eyes.

  • The choirmaster squeezed his moist palms and wiped an anxious brow.

    Unfinished Portraits Jennette Lee
  • "He has been a great player—in his day," said the choirmaster.

    Unfinished Portraits Jennette Lee
  • "And now it is the people—they will not let him go," murmured the choirmaster despairingly.

    Unfinished Portraits Jennette Lee
  • At the top of the stairs the choirmaster turned and waited for him.

    Unfinished Portraits Jennette Lee
  • choirmaster Daniel and his wife were the host and hostess and welcomed us.

    Sixty Years of California Song Margaret Blake-Alverson
  • An organist and choirmaster was wanted, and the idea of putting a blind man up for the post was scouted as ludicrous.

  • The little training you had from that choirmaster won't account for the wonderful accent and ease with which you sing.

    Freckles Gene Stratton-Porter
  • There was the choirmaster, Mr. Melod, chasing across the street, and heading for the milliner's establishment opposite.

British Dictionary definitions for choirmaster


a person who trains, leads, or conducts a choir
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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