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choir loft

a gallery in a church in which the choir is placed.
Origin of choir loft
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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