Cantor Definition

kăntər
cantors
noun
cantors
The Jewish religious official who leads the musical part of a service.
American Heritage
A church choir leader; precentor.
Webster's New World
A singer of liturgical solos in a synagogue, who leads the congregation in prayer; hazan.
Webster's New World

Singer, especially someone who takes a special role of singing or song leading at a ceremony.

The cantor's place in church is on the right of the choir.
Wiktionary
proper name
1845-1918; Ger. mathematician, born in Russia.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Cantor

Noun

Singular:
cantor
Plural:
cantors

Origin of Cantor

  • From Latin cantor, agent noun from perfect passive participle cantus, from verb canere (“to sing”), + agent suffix -or.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin singer from canere to sing kan- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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