Meaning of “chorale” in the English Dictionary

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"chorale" in English

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choralenoun [ C ]

uk /kɒrˈɑːl/ /kəˈrɑːl/ us /kəˈræl/

Examples from literature

  • A completing touch lies in the answering phrase of the chorale, where the answer of original motto is transformed into a masterful ring of cheer and confidence. 
  • Again, a chorale provides the musical foundation. 
  • In the chorale all of the voices moved together. 
  • Later the chorale is sounded by the full band, with intermediate beats of rhythmic march. 
  • The overture leads into the first piece of song, the chorale that forms a vital part of the musical texture as the opera proceeds. 

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