[ adjective kawr-uh l, kohr-; noun kuh-ral, kaw-, koh-, kawr-uh l, kohr- ]
/ adjective ˈkɔr əl, ˈkoʊr-; noun kəˈræl, kɔ-, koʊ-, ˈkɔr əl, ˈkoʊr- /


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


Origin of choral

1580–90; < Medieval Latin chorālis, equivalent to chor(us) chorus + -ālis -al1

Related forms

cho·ral·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for chorally


adjective (ˈkɔːrəl)

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

noun (kɒˈrɑːl)

a variant spelling of chorale

Derived Forms

chorally, adverb
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