how to pronounce quire


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quire is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of quire


  1. 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.
  2. A book, poem, or pamphlet.
  3. 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.
  4. One quarter of a cruciform church, or the architectural area of a church used by the choir, often near the apse.
  5. A choir.


  1. To sing in concert.
  2. To prepare quires by stitching together leaves of paper.

quire frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word quire occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics quire can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that quire can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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