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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kuh-ral, -rahl, kaw-, koh-; kawr-uh l, kohr-]
    • /kəˈræl, -ˈrɑl, kɔ-, koʊ-; ˈkɔr əl, ˈkoʊr-/
    • /kɒrˈɑːl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-ral, -rahl, kaw-, koh-; kawr-uh l, kohr-]
    • /kəˈræl, -ˈrɑl, kɔ-, koʊ-; ˈkɔr əl, ˈkoʊr-/

Definitions of chorale word

  • countable noun chorale A chorale is a piece of music sung as part of a church service. 3
  • countable noun chorale A chorale is a group of people who sing together. 3
  • noun chorale a slow stately hymn tune, esp of the Lutheran Church 3
  • noun chorale a choir or chorus 3
  • noun chorale a hymn tune, esp. in the Lutheran service, with a simple melody and rhythm 3
  • noun chorale a choral or instrumental composition based on such a tune 3

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Origin of chorale

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
1835-45; < German Choral, short for Choralgesang, translation of Latin cantus chorālis choral singing; see choral

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Parts of speech for Chorale


chorale popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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Synonyms for chorale

noun chorale

  • glee club — a chorus organized for singing choral music.
  • choir — A choir is a group of people who sing together, for example in a church or school.
  • melody — musical sounds in agreeable succession or arrangement.
  • music — an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.
  • theme — a subject of discourse, discussion, meditation, or composition; topic: The need for world peace was the theme of the meeting.

Antonyms for chorale

noun chorale

  • silence — absence of any sound or noise; stillness.

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