Definition of choral in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkôrəl/


1Composed for or sung by a choir or chorus: a choral work choral singing
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  • The music flows along quite beautifully and the choral and solo singing parts are also very well done.
  • Contrast was provided by alternating choral chant with passages sung by soloists.
  • Classical western singing is not relegated to opera alone there is choral and gospel singing too.
1.1Engaged in or concerned with singing: a choral scholar
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  • The King's Singers is a group which was formed more than 30 years ago by six choral scholars from King's College, Cambridge.
  • In doing so I related this to Rubbra's increasing experience as a choral composer.
  • As soon as I was in high school, I could sing in a special chorus in addition to having my daily choral class.



Pronunciation: /ˈkôrəlē/
Example sentences
  • The German term originally signified a plainchant melody sung chorally, but from the late 16th century its meaning was widened to include vernacular hymns.
  • One of the key elements in English music is the use of the voice, both chorally and in the more intimate setting of song.
  • In addition, in Shared Reading, as Routman describes it, the students read chorally after the teacher has modeled fluent reading.


Late 16th century: from medieval Latin choralis, from Latin chorus (see chorus).

Words that rhyme with choral

aboral, aural, floral, goral, oral

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Syllabification: cho·ral

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