a member of the clergy or a layperson in a cathedral who sings certain parts of the service.
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How to use vicar choral in a sentence
On the west side are several brasses and tablets, including one to John Saville, vicar choral of the cathedral, who died in 1803.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Lichfield | A. B. Clifton
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
Does a priest's surplice differ from that worn by a lay vicar, or vicar choral?