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1 A group of singers; traditionally the chorus organized to sing in a church. Usually, Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran choirs are composed of men and boys, but occasionally in these churches and customarily in other Protestant churches men and women form the choir.

2 That division of an organ usually used to accompany the singers, played from the lowest manual on the console.

3 A section of a chorus or orchestra, as the contrasted choirs of polychoral music, or brass choir, woodwind choir.

4 That part of a church reserved for the singers and the officiating clergy in a cathedral or abbey; the same area in a parish church is the chancel: see stallstall,
small division of a larger space, sometimes partly partitioned. The term is used for a booth for display and selling at an exhibition, for a compartment in a stable or kennel, or, in England, for the forward seats in a theater orchestra.
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That part of a church where the religious service isaccompanied by singing, usually part of the chancel and often separated by an ornamental screen.


That part of a church, between the sanctuary and the nave, usually occupied by a group of singers.


1. an organized group of singers, esp for singing in church services
a. the part of a cathedral, abbey, or church in front of the altar, lined on both sides with benches, and used by the choir and clergy
b. (as modifier): choir stalls
3. a number of instruments of the same family playing together
4. one of the manuals on an organ controlling a set of soft sweet-toned pipes
5. any of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology
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