Definition of cantor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkæntɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæntɔːr//
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the person who leads the singing in a synagogue or in a church choir Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin, ‘singer’, from canere ‘sing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cantor

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