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choir

  

      n  
1    an organized group of singers, esp. for singing in church services  
2   
a    the part of a cathedral, abbey, or church in front of the altar, lined on both sides with benches, and used by the choir and clergy  
   Compare       chancel  
b    (as modifier)  
choir stalls     
3    a number of instruments of the same family playing together  
a brass choir     
4      (Also called)    choir organ   one of the manuals on an organ controlling a set of soft sweet-toned pipes  
   Compare       great       21       swell       16  
5    any of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology,   (Archaic spelling)    quire  
     (C13 quer, from Old French cuer, from Latin chorus)  
  choirlike      adj  


choir loft  
      n   a gallery in a cathedral, abbey, or church used by the choir  
choir school  
      n   (in Britain) a school, esp. a preparatory school attached to a cathedral, college, etc., offering general education to boys whose singing ability is good  
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choir loft, choir school, choir organ, coir

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