Meaning of “chorister” in the English Dictionary

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"chorister" in British English

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choristernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒr.ɪ.stər/ us /ˈkɔːr.ɪ.stɚ/

Examples from literature

  • A few minutes later he perceived the choristers entering the church by a side-door, and, emboldened by hunger, he slipped in amongst them, donned a surplice, and took his place in the stalls. 
  • He thought of the empty chorister's robe in the little cell, but not now with regret. 
  • The two organs, the voices of the choristers, and often the chime of bells, all combine to send a flood of melody rolling through the beautiful arches such as is never heard elsewhere in the city. 
  • When Gordon read the account of the wedding, with the church "banked with flowers," and the bridal couple preceded by choristers, chanting, he was as interested as if it had been his brother's marriage. 
  • When they arrived there, they took the places assigned them in the choir, and the choristers immediately began to chant a funeral service in English and according to Protestant rites. 

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