principal

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1. A section leader in a large ensemble (band or orchestra) also called first chair, except for the first violins, where the leader is termed the concertmaster.

2. One of the main singers in an opera, operettamusical, oratorio, or other theatrical production with singing.

3. The characteristic tone of the open flue pipe of the pipe organ.

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