choral

[adjective kawr-uh l, kohr-; noun kuh-ral, kaw-, koh-, kawr-uh l, kohr-]

adjective

of a chorus or a choir: She heads our new choral society.
sung by, adapted for, or containing a chorus or a choir.

noun


Nearby words

  1. chopsteak,
  2. chopstick,
  3. chopsticks,
  4. choragic,
  5. choragus,
  6. choral speaking,
  7. chorale,
  8. chorale prelude,
  9. chorally,
  10. chord

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 choral

choral

adjective (ˈkɔːrəl)

relating to, sung by, or designed for a chorus or choir

noun (kɒˈrɑːl)

a variant spelling of chorale
Derived Formschorally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for choral

choral

adj.

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

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