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choir (n.)

c. 1300, queor "part of the church where the choir sings," from Old French cuer, quer "(architectural) choir of a church; chorus of singers" (13c., Modern French choeur), from Latin chorus "choir" (see chorus). Meaning "band of singers" in English is from c. 1400, quyre. Re-spelled mid-17c. in an attempt to match classical forms, but the pronunciation has not changed.

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Definitions of choir from WordNet
1
choir (n.)
a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony;
choir (n.)
a family of similar musical instrument playing together;
Synonyms: consort
choir (n.)
the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave;
2
choir (v.)
sing in a choir;
Synonyms: chorus
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