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[kan-tawr-is, -tohr-]
  1. of or relating to the gospel or liturgical north side of a church (opposed to decani).
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Also cantorial.

Origin of cantoris

1635–45; < Latin, genitive of cantor cantor
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Examples from the Web for cantoris

Historical Examples of cantoris

  • On the cantoris side the worn-out alto held an animated conversation with the cracked tenor.

    The Nebuly Coat

    John Meade Falkner

  • The north side is in consequence the Decani side, and the Cantoris side is on the south.

British Dictionary definitions for cantoris


  1. (in antiphonal music) to be sung by the cantorial side of a choirCompare decani
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Word Origin for cantoris

Latin: genitive of cantor precentor
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