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Meaning of CHORAL

Pronunciation:  [adj]'kowrul, [n]ku'ral, 'kowrul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune
  2. [adj]  related to or written for or performed by a chorus or choir; "choral composition"; "choral ensemble"

CHORAL is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chorale
 See Also: anthem, hymn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cho"ral\, a. [LL. choralis, fr. L. chorus. See
    Of or pertaining to a choir or chorus; singing, sung, or
    adapted to be sung, in chorus or harmony.
    {Choral service}, a service of song.
  2. \Cho"ral\, n. (Mus.)
    A hymn tune; a simple sacred tune, sung in unison by the
    congregation; as, the Lutheran chorals. [Sometimes written
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: alto, baritone, bass, bravura, choric, coloratura, dramatic, falsetto, heroic, hymnal, liturgical, lyric, operatic, psalmic, psalmodial, psalmodic, sacred, singing, soprano, tenor, treble, vocal