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choir loft

a gallery in a church in which the choir is placed.
Origin of choir loft
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • By accident I went with my sister Mary and sat in the choir loft.

    Sixty Years of California Song Margaret Blake-Alverson
  • Fanny rose with her mother and Theodore, who had left the choir loft to join them.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • Another moment, equally distinct, was when she had looked up and seen him in the choir loft conducting with calm skill.

    Evelyn Innes George Moore
  • In Saint Mary's, that night, the music did not seem to Helen to come down from choir loft as usual, and talk to her familiarly.

    The Debatable Land Arthur Colton
  • The wheezy little organ in the choir loft at the rear of the temple began the opening bars of Schumann's Traumerei.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • The old precentor's box beneath the pulpit was still St. Cuthbert's only choir loft.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • The window, portraying the Immaculate Conception, bears his name and is in the front of the church in the choir loft.

    North Dakota Various
  • This will prove most feasible in churches where the choir loft is immediately behind and above the platform.

  • If desired, the manger scene may be presented in the choir loft, the manger hidden by curtains until revealed by Joseph.

  • Accordingly, they repaired to the choir loft, got the bellows-blower away, and started in to give the Master a surprise.

    Old Fogy James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for choir loft

choir loft

a gallery in a cathedral, abbey, or church used by the choir
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