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[kwahyuh r-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
  1. the director of a choir.
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Origin of choirmaster

First recorded in 1855–60; choir + master
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Examples from the Web for choirmaster

Historical Examples

  • 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.

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for choirmaster


  1. a person who trains, leads, or conducts a choir
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