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also cho·ral  (kə-răl′, -räl′)
1. A Protestant hymn melody.
2. A harmonized arrangement of such a melody, especially one forming part of a larger choral or organ work.
3. A chorus or choir.

[German, short for Choralgesang, choral song, translation of Medieval Latin cantus chorālis; see choral.]


(kɒˈrɑːl) or


1. (Classical Music) a slow stately hymn tune, esp of the Lutheran Church
2. (Music, other) chiefly US a choir or chorus
[C19: from German Choralgesang, translation of Latin cantus chorālis choral song]


(kəˈræl, -ˈrɑl)

1. a hymn, esp. one with strong harmonization: a Bach chorale.
2. a group of singers specializing in singing church music; choir.
[1835–45; < German Choral, short for Choralgesang, translation of Latin cantus chorālis choral singing; see choral]


A stately hymn, especially of the Lutheran Church.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chorale - a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune
hymn, anthem - a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)


[kɔˈrɑːl] Ncoral m


[kɒˈrɑːl] n
(= piece of music) → choral m
(US) (= choir) → chorale fchoral society nchorale f


nChoral m
References in classic literature ?
The congregation sit at ease while the parson does the praying for them, and while they are droning the long-drawn-out chorales, he retires into a little wooden box just big enough to hold him.
A fine example of this new wave of Telemann scholarship is Ute Poetzsch's critical edition of five chorale settings composed between the mid-1740s and 1754: Christus, der ist mein Leben TVWV 1:138; Du, o schemes Weltgebaude TVWV 1:394; Ich bin ja, Herr, in deiner Macht TVWV 1:822; Jesu, meine Freude TVWV 1:970; and Jesus, meine Zuversicht TVWV 1:984.
The fourth concert in the church's 2015-2016 Concert Series, being held in the church's Sanctuary, will feature the Master Chorale of South Florida.
Seho Young, the alternate in the 2014 MTNA Eastern Division Senior Piano Competition, won first place and a $5,000 scholarship from the Williams Chorale Bacardi Fallon Performing Arts Scholarship Competition.
The Greater Worcester Armenian Chorale will present a free Christmas concert at 1:30 p.
Under the direction of Joseph Caulkins, Artistic Director for the prestigious Key Chorale, and with live musical accompaniment provided by the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, therapeutic oversight is provided by the Southeastern Center for Parkinson's Disease.
9 and will feature the highly acclaimed Nathaniel Dett Chorale from Toronto.
Cyngerdd Glanaethwy a'r Gondwana Chorale S4C, 9pm Heno cawn gyfle i fwynhau perfformiadau cerddorol o safon uchel iawn ynghyd a mwynhau cwmni criw o bobl ifanc hynod dalentog.
La presidente de l'Opera du Caire, Dr Ines Abdel Dayem, a declare la creation d'une chorale d'enfants talentueux a l'Opera d'Alexandrie, dont le but serait de sauvegarder l'identite arabe des chansons.
Festival favourites The Spooky Men's Chorale are back in the UK for the sort of rip-roaring tour that perhaps only a bunch of Australians could do.
Because those Aussie mountain men are the wonderfully-monikered Spooky Men's Chorale, and they're heading for Liverpool this month with a unique sound inspired by Georgian sacred music - and the funniest ever version of Dancing Queen.
THERE'S spooky goings on in Durham this month when The Spooky Men's Chorale pays a trip to the Gala Theatre.