choir loft


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

Origin of choir loft

1
First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby choir loft

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How to use choir loft in a sentence

  • 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 the picture of Abraham Lincoln hung amid the flags and drapery.

    Village Life in America 1852-1872 | Caroline Cowles Richards
  • 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

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

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