From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
choirchoir /kwaɪə $ kwaɪr/ ●●○ noun [countable] 1 APMSINGa group of people who sing together for other people to listen tochoral He joined a church choir at the age of eight.2 [usually singular]TBB the part of a church in which a choir sits during religious ceremonies
Examples from the Corpus
choirMark Price not only looks like a choir boy, he is one.A choir of families, wrapped in woolly hats, overcoats and scarves, were singing carols by a crib.The nave and choir can have no triforium or clerestory so must be lit by exceptionally large aisle windows.the St. Joseph's Cathedral ChoirThe times she enjoyed the most were when she was singing and practicing with the church choir.Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin started singing in gospel choirs, not at music lessons.I have always sung in choirs.The school choir performed Vivaldi's Gloria.All this music is preserved in the Eton Choirbook, compiled in c.1500-4 for use by the choir of Eton College chapel.The hymn was followed by a passage from the New Testament, another hymn from the choir and some simple prayers.I sing in the choir at the funeral service for the family.I had to make decisions as to whether I should join the choir or arrange to play quartets.He's a member of a Welsh Male Voice Choir.
Origin choir (1200-1300) Old French cuer, from Latin chorus; CHORUS1