Pronunciation: (kan'tur, -tôr), [key]
1. the religious official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical portion of a service and sings or chants the prayers and parts of prayers designed to be performed as solos.
2. an official whose duty is to lead the singing in a cathedral or in a collegiate or parish church; a precentor.
Pronunciation: (kan'tur; Ger. kän'tôr), [key]
Ge•org Pronunciation: (gā-ôrk'), [key] 1845–1918, German mathematician, born in Russia.
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