[skoh-luh kan-tawr-uh m, -tohr-]
- an ecclesiastical choir or choir school.
- a section of a church, cathedral, or the like, for use by the choir.
Origin of schola cantorum
First recorded in 1775–85, schola cantorum is from the Medieval Latin word schola cantōrum school of singers
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- a choir or choir school maintained by a church
Word Origin for schola cantorum
Medieval Latin: school of singers
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