choir loft


noun

a gallery in a church in which the choir is placed.

Origin of choir loft

First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for choir loft

  • Under the choir-loft the picture of Abraham Lincoln hung amid the flags and drapery.

    Village Life in America 1852-1872|Caroline Cowles Richards
  • A hushed stirring of feet in the choir-loft indicated that the service was to be accompanied by music.

    Jennie Gerhardt|Theodore Dreiser
  • Under the choir-loft and on either side of the organ, rooms were arranged for offices and classes in the Department of Music.

    The Story of Chautauqua|Jesse Lyman Hurlbut

British Dictionary definitions for choir loft

choir loft


noun

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