Definition of choirboy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkwʌɪəbɔɪ/
(or choirgirl)


A boy (or girl) who sings in a church or cathedral choir.
Example sentences
  • Former Bradford Cathedral head choirboy Gareth has also recorded this year's Comic Relief single, a cover of Norman Greenbaum's 1970 hit Spirit in the Sky.
  • Aled Jones came to the late Queen Mother's notice in the early '80s when he was a little Welsh choirboy.
  • Although he was easily intimidated by the other boys, especially by Jack, he did not lack the self-confidence to protest or speak out against the indignities from the boys as the shy former choirboy Simon did.

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