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choral

[adjective kawr-uh l, kohr-; noun kuh-ral, kaw-, koh-, kawr-uh l, kohr-]
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adjective
  1. of a chorus or a choir: She heads our new choral society.
  2. sung by, adapted for, or containing a chorus or a choir.
noun
  1. chorale.

Origin of choral

1580–90; < Medieval Latin chorālis, equivalent to chor(us) chorus + -ālis -al1
Related formscho·ral·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for chorally

choral

adjective (ˈkɔːrəl)
  1. relating to, sung by, or designed for a chorus or choir
noun (kɒˈrɑːl)
  1. a variant spelling of chorale
Derived Formschorally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for chorally

choral

adj.

1580s, from Middle French choral or directly from Medieval Latin choralis "belonging to a chorus or choir," from Latin chorus (see chorus).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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