choirboy


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choir·boy

 (kwīr′boi′)
n.
1. A boy who is a member of a choir.
2. Informal A morally upright young man: "They're ... choirboys—clean, scrubbed nothings—so there's no dramatic or psychological preparation for the explosion of killing" (Pauline Kael).

choirboy

(ˈkwaɪəˌbɔɪ)
n
(Music, other) one of a number of young boys who sing the treble part in a church choir

choir•boy

(ˈkwaɪərˌbɔɪ)

n.
a boy who sings in a choir.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.choirboy - a boy who sings in a choirchoirboy - a boy who sings in a choir    
chorister - a singer in a choir
Translations

choirboy

[ˈkwaɪəbɔɪ] Nniño m de coro

choirboy

[ˈkwaɪərbɔɪ] njeune choriste m, petit chanteur mchoir practice n
to go to choir practice → aller à la choralechoir school nmaîtrise f (rattachée à une cathédrale)choir-stall [ˈkwaɪərstɔːl] nstalle f (du chœur)

choirboy

[ˈkwaɪəˌbɔɪ] ncorista m (ragazzo)
References in classic literature ?
The rector, assisted by one discreet choirboy, said the mortuary mass.
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Pope Francis' former finance minister was convicted by a unanimous jury verdict in December of orally raping a 13-year-old choirboy and indecently dealing with the boy and the boy's 13-year-old friend in the late 1990s, months after Pell became archbishop of Melbourne.
THE Vatican treasurer has been convicted of raping one choirboy and molesting another.
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The choirboy actors, who were also part-time pupils at Paul's School, additionally would recite their grammar lessons and stand forth in the schoolroom.
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"People think I am still a 13-year-old choirboy in a ruff.
| Aled Jones, right, says meeting Julie Andrews was the first time he has been starstruck Left: On the Daybreak sofa with Lorraine Kelly | Aled Jones, right, says meeting Julie Andrews was the first time he has been starstruck Left: On the Daybreak sofa with Lorraine Kelly | Aled has come a long way as a performer since first appearing on the scene as a fresh-faced choirboy in the 80s | Aled has come a long way as a performer since first appearing on the scene as a fresh-faced choirboy in the 80s AALED Jones has interviewed music and film stars and international celebrities galore, but meeting Mary Poppins herself left him a little starstruck.
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