Meaning of “choir” in the English Dictionary

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"choir" in British English

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choirnoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /kwaɪər/ us /ˈkwaɪ.ɚ/

B2 a group of people who sing together:

He sings in the church choir.
choir practice
See also

the area in a church where the choir sits

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  • The choir will be performing the Hallelujah Chorus at the concert.
  • From the car part, we could hear the distant singing of the church choir.
  • The school choir practises every Monday lunchtime.
  • When they did a recorded service in the cathedral, all the local choirs were invited to take part.
  • I love being a member of a large choir, so I joined the Choral Society as soon as I moved here.

(Definition of “choir” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"choir" in American English

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choirnoun [ C ]

us /kwɑɪər/

a group of people who sing together, esp. for a church or school

(Definition of “choir” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)