[adj. kawr-uhl, kohr-; n. kuh-ral, kaw-, koh-, kawr-uhl, kohr-]
of a chorus or a choir: She heads our new choral society.
sung by, adapted for, or containing a chorus or a choir.

1580–90; < Medieval Latin chorālis, equivalent to chor(us) chorus + -ālis -al1

chorally, adverb Unabridged
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1.  relating to, sung by, or designed for a chorus or choir
2.  a variant spelling of chorale

chorale or choral (kɒˈrɑːl)
1.  a slow stately hymn tune, esp of the Lutheran Church
2.  chiefly (US) a choir or chorus
[C19: from German Choralgesang, translation of Latin cantus chorālis choral song]
choral or choral
[C19: from German Choralgesang, translation of Latin cantus chorālis choral song]

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Word Origin & History

1580s, from M.Fr. choral, from M.L. choralis "belonging to a chorus or choir," from L. chorus (see chorus).
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metrical hymn tune associated in common English usage with the Lutheran church in Germany. From early in the Reformation, chorales were to be sung by the congregation during the Protestant liturgy. Unison singing was the rule of the reformed churches, both in Germany and in other countries. Early polyphonic (multivoiced) versions may have been intended for a choir singing only the melody while the full version was played on the organ. In later polyphonic arrangements the melody shifted gradually to the treble line from its original position in the tenor

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Example sentences
If there is to be a choral service the minister and the choir enter the church
  from the rear, and precede the funeral cortège.
If you can, try to come back for a choral performance.
Even crazier than the symphony, it's a motley array of vocal and choral pieces,
  strung together by an orotund narration.
Elaborate, almost life-sized puppets lampooned a choral round dance in the
  first scene.
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