vicar choral


noun, plural vicars choral. Anglican Church.

a member of the clergy or a layperson in a cathedral who sings certain parts of the service.

Origin of vicar choral

First recorded in 1520–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vicar choral

Historical Examples of vicar choral

  • The Cathedral library is under the charge of a canon as librarian and a vicar-choral as sub-librarian, who receive no salary.

    The Book-Collector

    William Carew Hazlitt