Dictionary.com

schola cantorum

[ skoh-luh kan-tawr-uhm, -tohr- ]
/ ˈskoʊ lə kænˈtɔr əm, -ˈtoʊr- /
Save This Word!

noun, plural scho·lae can·to·rum [skoh-lee kan-tawr-uhm, -tohr-]. /ˈskoʊ li kænˈtɔr əm, -ˈtoʊr-/.

an ecclesiastical choir or choir school.
a section of a church, cathedral, or the like, for use by the choir.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of schola cantorum

First recorded in 1775–85, schola cantorum is from Medieval Latin schola cantōrum “school of singers”
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for schola cantorum

British Dictionary definitions for schola cantorum

schola cantorum
/ (ˈskəʊlə kænˈtɔːrəm) /

noun plural scholae cantorum (ˈskəʊliː)

a choir or choir school maintained by a church

Word Origin for schola cantorum

Medieval Latin: school of singers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK