- The definition of a choir is a group of singers, often in a church setting.
An example of a choir is the members of a church that sing hymns from the front of a church.
A group of singers at choir practice.
choir definition by Webster's New World
- a group of singers organized and trained to sing together, esp. in a church
- the part of a church they occupy, as a chancel or choir loft
- ☆ an instrumental section of an orchestra: the brass choir
- any organized group or band, as of dancers
- Theol. any of the nine orders of angels
Origin: ; from Middle English quere ; from Old French cuer ; from Midieval Latin chorus, choir ; from Classical Latin (see chorus); spelling, spelled altered under influenced, influence of Classical Latin
choir definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An organized company of singers, especially one performing church music or singing in a church.
- a. The part of a church used by such a company of singers.b. The part of the chancel in a cruciform church that is occupied by this company of singers.
- a. A group of instruments of the same kind: a string choir.b. A division of some pipe organs, containing pipes suitable for accompanying a choir.
- An organized group: a choir of dancers.
- One of the orders of angels.
Origin: Middle English quer, quire, from Old French cuer, from Medieval Latin chorus, from Latin, choral dance; see chorus.