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choral

[adj. kawr-uh l, kohr-; n. kuh-ral, kaw-, koh-, kawr-uh l, kohr-] /adj. ˈkɔr əl, ˈkoʊr-; n. kəˈræl, kɔ-, koʊ-, ˈkɔr əl, ˈkoʊr-/
adjective
1.
of a chorus or a choir:
She heads our new choral society.
2.
sung by, adapted for, or containing a chorus or a choir.
noun
3.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Medieval Latin chorālis, equivalent to chor(us) chorus + -ālis -al1
Related forms
chorally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for chorally

choral

adjective (ˈkɔːrəl)
1.
relating to, sung by, or designed for a chorus or choir
noun (kɒˈrɑːl)
2.
a variant spelling of chorale
Derived Forms
chorally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for chorally

choral

adj.

1580s, from Middle French choral or directly from Medieval Latin choralis "belonging to a chorus or choir," from Latin chorus (see chorus).

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