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.
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  • Like Belle & Sebastian and Isobel Campbell, she was dismissed as twee, all the more so when she sang like an overgrown choirgirl on her later albums.
  • When he met Jack's mother, William was the organist at South Leith Parish Church; Alice was a choirgirl there.
  • The father of a choirgirl who is suing a cathedral dean for the ‘mental anguish’ she suffered after being rejected for a senior choral honour, yesterday denied it was an over-reaction.

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