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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kwahyuh r]
    • /kwaɪər/
    • /kwaɪər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kwahyuh r]
    • /kwaɪər/

Definitions of choir word

  • countable noun choir A choir is a group of people who sing together, for example in a church or school. 3
  • countable noun choir In a church building, the choir is the area in front of the altar where the choir sits. 3
  • noun choir an organized group of singers, esp for singing in church services 3
  • noun choir the part of a cathedral, abbey, or church in front of the altar, lined on both sides with benches, and used by the choir and clergy 3
  • noun choir (as modifier) 3
  • noun choir a number of instruments of the same family playing together 3

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Origin of choir

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English quer < Old French cuer < Latin chorus chorus; replacing Old English chor choir < Latin

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Parts of speech for Choir


choir popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

choir usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for choir

noun choir

  • glee club — a chorus organized for singing choral music.
  • chorale — A chorale is a piece of music sung as part of a church service.
  • chorus — A chorus is a part of a song which is repeated after each verse.
  • trio — a musical composition for three voices or instruments.
  • cast — The cast of a play or film is all the people who act in it.

verb choir

  • serenade — a complimentary performance of vocal or instrumental music in the open air at night, as by a lover under the window of his lady.
  • chant — A chant is a word or group of words that is repeated over and over again.
  • warble — to sing or whistle with trills, quavers, or melodic embellishments: The canary warbled most of the day.
  • whistle — to make a clear musical sound, a series of such sounds, or a high-pitched, warbling sound by the forcible expulsion of the breath through a small opening formed by contracting the lips, or through the teeth, with the aid of the tongue.
  • shout — to call or cry out loudly and vigorously.

Antonyms for choir

noun choir

  • individual — a single human being, as distinguished from a group.
  • fraction — Mathematics. a number usually expressed in the form a/b. a ratio of algebraic quantities similarly expressed.
  • part — a portion or division of a whole that is separate or distinct; piece, fragment, fraction, or section; constituent: the rear part of the house; to glue the two parts together.

verb choir

  • conceal — If you conceal something, you cover it or hide it carefully.

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