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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for choir loft

Historical Examples of choir loft

  • 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

  • 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


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