- a member of the clergy or a layperson in a cathedral who sings certain parts of the service.
Origin of vicar choral
First recorded in 1520–30
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Examples from the Web for vicar choral
The Cathedral library is under the charge of a canon as librarian and a vicar-choral as sub-librarian, who receive no salary.The Book-Collector
William Carew Hazlitt