antechoir

[ an-tee-kwahyuh r ]
/ ˈæn tiˌkwaɪər /

noun

an enclosed space in front of the choir of a church.

Nearby words

  1. antecedent,
  2. antecedents,
  3. antecessor,
  4. antechamber,
  5. antechapel,
  6. antecourt,
  7. antecubital,
  8. antedate,
  9. antediluvian,
  10. antediluvian patriarch

Origin of antechoir

First recorded in 1885–90; ante- + choir

Also called forechoir.

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British Dictionary definitions for antechoir

antechoir

/ (ˈæntɪˌkwaɪə) /

noun

the part of a church in front of the choir, usually enclosed by screens, tombs, etc
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