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harmonized hymn; a chorus or choir
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cho·ralealso 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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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A stately hymn, especially of the Lutheran Church.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
chorale[kɔˈrɑːl] N → coral m
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(= piece of music) → choral m
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n → Choral m
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