precentor

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pre·cen·tor

 (prĭ-sĕn′tər)
n.
A cleric who directs the choral services of a church or cathedral.

[Latin praecentor, from praecentus, past participle of praecinere, to sing before : prae-, pre- + canere, to sing; see kan- in Indo-European roots.]

pre′cen·to′ri·al (prē′sĕn-tôr′ē-əl) adj.

precentor

(prɪˈsɛntə)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a cleric who directs the choral services in a cathedral
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who leads a congregation or choir in the sung parts of church services
[C17: from Late Latin praecentor leader of the music, from prae before + canere to sing]
precentorial adj
preˈcentorˌship n

pre•cen•tor

(prɪˈsɛn tər)

n.
a person who leads a church choir or congregation in singing.
[1605–15; < Late Latin praecentor leader in music, derivative of Latin praecen-, variant s. of praecinere to lead in singing]

precentor

a person who leads a church choir or congregation in singing.
See also: Church
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.precentor - the musical director of a choirprecentor - the musical director of a choir  
musician - artist who composes or conducts music as a profession
Translations

precentor

[prɪˈsentəʳ] Nchantre m

precentor

nVorsänger(in) m(f), → Präzentor(in) m(f) (spec)