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Pronunciation: (kwīur), [key]
n.
1. a company of singers, esp. an organized group employed in church service.
2. any group of musicians or musical instruments; a musical company, or band, or a division of one: string choir.
3. Archit.
a. the part of a church occupied by the singers of the choir.
b. the part of a cruciform church east of the crossing.
4. (in medieval angelology) one of the orders of angels.

adj.
professed to recite or chant the divine office: a choir monk.

v.t., v.i.
to sing or sound in chorus.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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