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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kawr-uh-ster, kor-]
    • /ˈkɔr ə stər, ˈkɒr-/
    • /ˈkɒr.ɪ.stər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kawr-uh-ster, kor-]
    • /ˈkɔr ə stər, ˈkɒr-/

Definitions of chorister word

  • countable noun chorister A chorister is a singer in a church choir. 3
  • noun chorister a singer in a choir, esp a choirboy 3
  • noun chorister a member of a choir, esp. a boy singer 3
  • noun chorister one who leads the singing in church of a congregation or choir 3
  • noun chorister a singer in a choir. 1
  • noun chorister a choirboy. 1

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Origin of chorister

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; < Medieval Latin chorist(a) singer in a choir + -er1; replacing Middle English queristre < Anglo-French, equivalent to quer choir + -istre -ist

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Parts of speech for Chorister


chorister popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chorister usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chorister

noun chorister

  • artist — An artist is someone who draws or paints pictures or creates sculptures as a job or a hobby.
  • musician — a person who makes music a profession, especially as a performer of music.
  • voice — the sound or sounds uttered through the mouth of living creatures, especially of human beings in speaking, shouting, singing, etc.
  • troubadour — one of a class of medieval lyric poets who flourished principally in southern France from the 11th to 13th centuries, and wrote songs and poems of a complex metrical form in langue d'oc, chiefly on themes of courtly love. Compare trouvère.
  • songbird — a bird that sings.

Top questions with chorister

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