chorister

chorister

[kawr-uh-ster, kor-]
noun
1.
a singer in a choir.
2.
a choirboy.
3.
a choir leader.

Origin:
1325–75; < Medieval Latin chorist(a) singer in a choir + -er1; replacing Middle English queristre < Anglo-French, equivalent to quer choir + -istre -ist

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chorister (ˈkɒrɪstə)
 
n
a singer in a choir, esp a choirboy
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin chorista]

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chorister
"member of a choir," c.1360 (see choir).
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