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Meaning of cantor

can•tor

Pronunciation: (kan'tur, -tôr), [key]
— n.
  1. the religious official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical portion of a service and sings or chants the prayers and parts of prayers designed to be performed as solos.
  2. an official whose duty is to lead the singing in a cathedral or in a collegiate or parish church; a precentor.

Can•tor

Pronunciation: (kan'tur&wdspcGer.&wdspckän'tôr), [key]
— n.
  1. 1845–1918, German mathematician, born in Russia.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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