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Quire vs. Choir

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Quirenoun

One-twentieth of a ream of paper; a collection of twenty-four or twenty-five sheets of paper of the same size and quality, unfolded or having a single fold.

Choirnoun

Singing group; group of people who sing together; company of people who are trained to sing together.

‘The church choir practices Thursday nights.’;

Quirenoun

(bookbinding) A set of leaves which are stitched together, originally a set of four pieces of paper (eight leaves, sixteen pages). This is most often a single signature (i.e. group of four), but may be several nested signatures.

Choirnoun

(architecture) The part of a church where the choir assembles for song.

Quirenoun

A book, poem, or pamphlet.

Choirnoun

One of the nine ranks or orders of angels.

‘Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones are three of the choirs of angels.’;

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Quirenoun

(archaic) A choir.

Choirnoun

Set of strings (one per note) for a harpsichord.

Quirenoun

One quarter of a cruciform church, or the architectural area of a church used by the choir, often near the apse.

Choirnoun

A band or organized company of singers, especially in church service.

Quireverb

(bookbinding) To prepare quires by stitching together leaves of paper.

Choirnoun

That part of a church appropriated to the singers.

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Quireverb

(intransitive) To sing in concert.

Choirnoun

The chancel.

Quirenoun

See Choir.

‘A quire of such enticing birds.’;

Choirnoun

a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony

Quirenoun

A collection of twenty-four sheets of paper of the same size and quality, unfolded or having a single fold; one twentieth of a ream.

Choirnoun

a family of similar musical instrument playing together

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Quireverb

To sing in concert.

Choirnoun

the area occupied by singers; the part of the chancel between sanctuary and nave

Quirenoun

a quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets

Choirverb

sing in a choir

Quirenoun

four sheets of paper or parchment folded to form eight leaves, as in medieval manuscripts.

Choir

A choir (; also known as a chorale or chorus) is a musical ensemble of singers. Choral music, in turn, is the music written specifically for such an ensemble to perform.

Quirenoun

any collection of leaves one within another in a manuscript or book

‘the scribe numbered the quires of his manuscript as well as the leaves’;

Quirenoun

25 (formerly 24) sheets of paper; one twentieth of a ream

‘the package contained two quires of tracing paper’;

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