• WordNet 3.6
    • adj choral related to or written for or performed by a chorus or choir "choral composition","choral ensemble"
    • n choral a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Choral (Mus) A stately hymn tune; a simple sacred tune, sung in unison by the congregation, used mostly in Protestant (especially Lutheran) churches; as, the Lutheran chorals .
    • a Choral Of or pertaining to a choir or chorus; singing, sung, or adapted to be sung, in chorus or harmony.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • choral Pertaining to or characteristic of a chorus or a choir; performed in rhythmic concert, as music or dancing.
    • choral In music, specifically, pertaining to or designed for concerted vocal, as distinguished from instrumental, performance: as, Mendelssohn's choral works.
    • n choral A simple musical composition in harmony, suited for performance by a chorus. Often written chorale.—
    • n choral A tune written or arranged for a sacred hymn or psalm; specifically, such a tune written in the style of the hymn-tunes of the early Protestant churches, both Lutheran and Reformed, having a plain melody, a strong harmony, and a stately rhythm.
    • n choral In the Roman Catholic Church, any part of the service which is sung by the whole choir (cantus choralis), generally consisting of a part of the ancient church music (cantus firmus), sung in unison, or more frequently sung by the tenor, while a greater freedom is allowed in the parts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Choral belonging to a chorus or choir
    • ns Choral a simple harmonised composition, with slow rhythm: a tune written for a psalm or hymn: in R.C. usage, any part of the service sung by the whole choir
    • Choral . See Choir.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. choralis, fr. L. chorus,. See Chorus


In literature:

But before sitting down to it he wound up one of his musical clocks and made it play a choral.
"Edelweiss" by Berthold Auerbach
In modern times the term cantata is applied almost exclusively to choral, as distinguished from solo vocal music.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
It is a sad pity that I can't hang it round my neck as an order of merit, like the Choral Society.
"Joseph in the Snow, and The Clockmaker" by Berthold Auerbach
In 1883 he wrote (p. 356) to the Vicar of Greenwich protesting against choral service in the church.
"Springtime and Other Essays" by Francis Darwin
At choral weddings the clergy and choir head the bridal procession and lead the way to the chancel, singing a hymn the while.
"Manners and Rules of Good Society" by Anonymous
It's like a hearty choral service.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
The last note of the birds' evening chorale had long since died away.
"Regina or the Sins of the Fathers" by Hermann Sudermann
Doubling choral parts by instruments is generally a good plan.
"Principles of Orchestration" by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
The magnificent chorale to which the hymn is sung is also Luther's work.
"The Story of Our Hymns" by Ernest Edwin Ryden
The bells were ringing a choral peal between matins and morning service.
"The Bondman" by Hall Caine
The people, no doubt, would have been taking part in magnificent chorals.
"The Ifs of History" by Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
There used to be only an old quavering harmonium in the music-room, on which Ulrich had been wont to practise his chorales.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
Outside the choral song of night insects sounded drowsily.
"The Idyl of Twin Fires" by Walter Prichard Eaton
He studied at the organ school, and in 1858 had already composed a number of small choral works.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
It was the grand old choral of Luther, Old Hundred.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Let the reader recall the chorale-like undertone, the booming note of the Rhine.
"Romain Rolland" by Stefan Zweig
Pedro T. Tinsley is director of the Choral Study Club of Chicago, which has done much work of real merit.
"The Negro in Literature and Art in the United States" by Benjamin Brawley
They played several of Bach's chorales and then ceased.
"Over Here" by Hector MacQuarrie
The chanting of the chorals, too, is unlike anything heard before; it has indeed been called, before now, angelic.
"The Cathedrals of Southern France" by Francis Miltoun
A mixed choral song was also contemplated.
"Withered Leaves. Vol. I. (of III)" by Rudolf von Gottschall

In poetry:

No more with thy bright sisters of the sky,
Who warble ever,
Wilt thou send forth thy choral melody,
Sad maid! for ever.
"The Lost Pleiad" by James Avis Bartley
Choral songs and sprightly voices
Echo from her cell shall call;
Sweeter, sweeter than the murmur
Of the distant water fall.
"Verses Written In An Alcove" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
The tinted sea-shell, borne away
Far from the ocean's pebbly shore,
Still loves to hum the choral lay,
The whispering mermaid taught of yore.
"To A Lady Who Had Been Singing" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Back in the drawing room he starts
To play-not someone else's music,
But his own thought, a new chorale,
The stir of leaves, Hosannas booming.
"Music" by Boris Pasternak
'Tis past--that Speaking Form is flown--
But memory's pleased and listening ear,
Shall oft recall that choral tone,
To love and poetry so dear.
"Remembrance" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Hasten to win,
That on the billows play
With sweet deceptive ray,
Where in glad choral song
Shout the exulting throng;
Where on the verdant plain
"From Faust - IV. Chorus Of Spirits" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In news:

It will perform a concert of choral classics beginning with three verse anthems by Orlando Gibbons.
Jay Williams & Total Praise Chorale .
Jay Williams & Total Praise Chorale celebrates our third anniversary and our first EP CD release.
Vision Group Hears Po-Hi Chorale .
The Dec 3 meeting of the Noon Lions Vision Support Group featured a concert performed by Ponca City High School's Chorale .
"Holiday Pops Concert", performed by The Ridgefield Chorale on December 9, 2012.
Join the Ridgefield Chorale for a Perfect Family Event.
Capital City Chorale 's Christmas Concert.
The Capital City Chorale 's annual Christmas concert is Tuesday, 7 pm at First Baptist Church, St Clair Street.
The 80-voice community choir, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in the spring, has a guest leader on the podium: Charlene Archibeque, the choral conducting guru who taught for 35 years at San Jose State University.
'Christmas Fantasia' offered by Mountainside Chorale .
The Mountainside Master Chorale on Dec 15 and 16 will present "Christmas Fantasia.".
The audience is fortunate to have esteemed choral director, Dean Seuss, conducting the performance.
The "Christmas Oratorio" was written in German with chorales in which the congregation sang along with the choir (the chorale was one of the key elements of the Lutheran liturgy).
Born in England, Rutter is popular among choral groups throughout the world.

In science:

The geometric commutation relation and the sixteen dimensional superalgebra or choral symmetry (named by Nakanishi) are very remarkable results characteristic to quantum Einstein gravity.
Notes on Unfair Papers by Mebarki et al. on ``Quantum Nonsymmetric Gravity''