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Choir, 1) a band of singers in divine service: “her heavy anthem still concludes in woe, and still the c. of echoes answer so,” Ven. 840 (cf. Ven. 840). “the c. sung the 'Te Deum',” H8 IV, 1, 90.
2) the part of the church where the choristers are placed: “upon those boughs which shake against the cold, bare ruined --s, where late the sweet birds sang,” Sonn. 73, 4.
3) the part of a church eastward of the nave, separated from it, usually, by a screen of open work: “having brought the queen to a prepared place in the c.” H8 IV, 1, 64.
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