Meaning of choir

choir

Pronunciation: (kwīr), [key]
— n.
  1. a company of singers, esp. an organized group employed in church service.
  2. any group of musicians or musical instruments; a musical company, or band, or a division of one: string choir.
    1. the part of a church occupied by the singers of the choir.
    2. the part of a cruciform church east of the crossing.
  3. (in medieval angelology) one of the orders of angels.
—adj.
  1. professed to recite or chant the divine office: a choir monk.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to sing or sound in chorus.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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