a company of singers, especially an organized group employed in church service.
any group of musicians or musical instruments; a musical company, or band, or a division of one: string choir.
the part of a church occupied by the singers of the choir.
the part of a cruciform church east of the crossing.
(in medieval angelology) one of the orders of angels.
professed to recite or chant the divine office: a choir monk.
to sing or sound in chorus.
Idioms about choir
- Also Archaic, quire .
- choir·like, adjective
- choir , quire
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How to use choir in a sentence
Singing and talking, particularly when done loudly, are risky activities, as researchers learned from the Washington choir practice that became a Covid-19 superspreader event.As theater innovates worldwide, Broadway’s lights will stay off | Alexandra Ossola | October 9, 2020 | Quartz
Experts have pointed to the spread of the virus in choirs, buses, fitness classes and other poorly ventilated spaces.CDC says airborne transmission plays a role in coronavirus spread in a long-awaited update after a website error last month | Lena H. Sun, Ben Guarino | October 5, 2020 | Washington Post
If you look at superspreading events, for example the Washington choir case, it is impossible they are being spread by droplets.This scientist made a Google Doc to educate the public about airborne coronavirus transmission | Niall Firth | October 2, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
In one notorious case, a single person at a choir practice in Washington state infected 52 others, leading to two deaths.Why Vienna opera singers are ready to risk their lives to perform in a pandemic | Julia Belluz | September 30, 2020 | Vox
A database of Covid-19 superspreading events around the world lists numerous choir practices and a few concerts as sources of contagion.Why Vienna opera singers are ready to risk their lives to perform in a pandemic | Julia Belluz | September 30, 2020 | Vox
I know the verse because Mrs. Bertalan used to have us do it in ninth-grade choir.
Here it is being performed by the Westminster Cathedral 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was in the vestry where the choir was putting on its garments.
Then, as I sat here on this “throne,” this beautiful choir struck my ears and senses.
The steady use of the organ for an hour-and-a-half's choir rehearsal would exhaust the batteries.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
When fifteen he became voluntary organist and choir-master to the Birkenhead School Chapel.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
B'lieves in candles and vestures; got Tim into the choir one Sunday, and now you can't keep him out of it.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
The body is an octagon of thirty-two feet diameter; and the choir, of the same shape, is twenty-one feet in diameter.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
This is also a good point from which to study the clerestory as seen in choir and crossing.Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey | Thomas Perkins
British Dictionary definitions for choir
an organized group of singers, esp for singing in church services
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 clergy: Compare chancel
(as modifier): choir stalls
- Archaic spelling: quire
- choirlike, adjective
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