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cantorial

Syllabification: can·to·ri·al
Pronunciation: /kanˈtôrēəl
 
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Definition of cantorial in English:

adjective

1Of or relating to a cantor.
Example sentences
  • Akerman recites this text against a background of the traditional cantorial melody for Kol Nidre, a prayer for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
  • Then check out trumpeter Frank London's Invocations, which tackles that most intense of Jewish music traditions, cantorial singing, through London's horn.
  • Bloch found his inspiration for this work in Jewish life and finds his musical material in the form of cantorial chant and Yiddish folk song.
1.1Relating to or denoting the north side of the choir of a church, the side on which the cantor sits. The opposite of decanal.

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