a person who leads a church choir or congregation in singing.
- pre·cen·to·ri·al [pree-sen-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /ˌpri sɛnˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjective
- pre·cen·tor·ship, noun
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How to use precentor in a sentence
The most uncanny thing about the kirk was the precentor's box beneath the pulpit.Auld Licht Idylls | J. M. Barrie
At the age of eighteen Frey became a teacher and a precentor in small congregations.Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ | Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
Before beginning his trial sermon he handed down the big Bible to the precentor, to give his arms free swing.Auld Licht Idyls | J. M. Barrie
However, I have always been of opinion that the thought of the precentor in his box gave Cree a fleeting sense of humor.Auld Licht Idyls | J. M. Barrie
The precentor: Argent, on a saltire azure a fleur-de-lis or.A Complete Guide to Heraldry | Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
British Dictionary definitions for precentor
a cleric who directs the choral services in a cathedral
a person who leads a congregation or choir in the sung parts of church services
- precentorial (ˌpriːsɛnˈtɔːrɪəl), adjective
- precentorship, noun
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