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1. The Jewish religious official who leads the musical part of a service.
2. The person who leads a church choir or congregation in singing; a precentor.

[Latin, singer, from canere, to sing; see kan- in Indo-European roots.]

can·to′ri·al (kăn-tôr′ē-əl, -tŏr′-) adj.


1. (Judaism) Judaism Also called: chazan a man employed to lead synagogue services, esp to traditional modes and melodies
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the leader of the singing in a church choir
[C16: from Latin: singer, from canere to sing]


(ˈkæn tər, -tɔr)

1. the religious official of a synagogue who sings or chants the prayers to be performed as solos.
[1530–40; < Latin: singer]
can•to′ri•al (-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.


(ˈkæn tɔr, ˈkɑn-)

Ge•org (geɪˈɔrk) 1845–1918, German mathematician, born in Russia.


The person who chants prayers during worship in the synagogue.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cantor - the musical director of a choircantor - the musical director of a choir  
musician - artist who composes or conducts music as a profession
2.cantor - the official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical part of the service and sings or chants the prayers intended to be performed as solos
spiritual leader - a leader in religious or sacred affairs


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