- the part of a church occupied by the singers of the choir.
- the part of a cruciform church east of the crossing.
verb (used with or without object)
- choir loft,
- choir school,
Origin of choir
Examples from the Web for choir
But I was a choir geek, and then got frustrated and took an acting class and realized that was the thing for me.Michael C. Hall on Going Drag for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Exorcising ‘Dexter’|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The play of Sunday, the play of being angels in the choir, is not just a peripheral secondary marginal realm of activity.
It was in the vestry where the choir was putting on its garments.
Surreally, a choir of high school students at the gate adjoining ours begins singing a hymnal.
Lewis grew up in Florida, and sang in church, choir, and in school.Norm Lewis, Broadway’s First Black ‘Phantom,’ on Racism, Heroes, and Dream Roles|Tim Teeman|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Round the choir is a row of chapels, which are wholly wanting to the nave.Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. I. (of 2)|Dawson Turner
The tympana of the choir triforium arches are filled with plate tracery, quatrefoil and cusped.Cathedral Cities of France|Herbert Marshall
To the east the high altar, to the west the choir, claim the greater part of our attention.The Cathedrals of Northern Spain|Charles Rudy
The choir of this church is remarkable for the symmetry of its proportions.Rouen, It's History and Monuments|Thodore Licquet
There was High Mass in the choir that day, and she knelt a little way down the nave, beside a pillar.Long Will|Florence Converse
- the part of a cathedral, abbey, or church in front of the altar, lined on both sides with benches, and used by the choir and clergyCompare chancel
- (as modifier)choir stalls
Word Origin for choir
c.1300, queor "part of the church where the choir sings," from Old French cuer, quer "choir of a church (architectural); chorus of singers" (13c., Modern French choeur), from Latin chorus "choir" (see chorus). Meaning "band of singers" is c.1400, quyre. Re-spelled mid-17c. on Latin model.