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Meaning of CHOIR

Pronunciation:  kwIr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave
  2. [n]  a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
  3. [n]  a family of similar musical instrument playing together
  4. [v]  sing in a choir

CHOIR is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chorus, consort
 See Also: area, bema, chancel, chorister, chorus, sanctuary, set, sing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Choir\, n. [OE. quer, OF. cuer, F. ch[oe]ur, fr. L.
chorus a choral dance, chorus, choir, fr. Gr. ?, orig.
dancing place; prob. akin to ? inclosure, L. hortus garden,
and E. yard. See {Chorus}.]
1. A band or organized company of singers, especially in
   church service. [Formerly written also {quire}.]

2. That part of a church appropriated to the singers.

3. (Arch.) The chancel.

{Choir organ} (Mus.), one of the three or five distinct
   organs included in the full organ, each separable from the
   rest, but all controlled by one performer; a portion of
   the full organ, complete in itself, and more practicable
   for ordinary service and in the accompanying of the vocal

{Choir screen}, {Choir wall} (Arch.), a screen or low wall
   separating the choir from the aisles.

{Choir service}, the service of singing performed by the
   choir. --T. Warton.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are singing in a choir, symbolizes spiritual harmony and balance. It also refers to your ability to work and cooperate with others.
Thesaurus Terms
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