choir loft

choir loft
noun Date: 1929 a gallery occupied by a church choir

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • choir loft — choir ,loft noun count AMERICAN the area upstairs in a church where a CHOIR sings during services …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • choir loft — choir′ loft n. archit. a gallery in a church used by the choir • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • choir loft — n. the gallery occupied by the choir in a church …   English World dictionary

  • choir loft — noun a gallery in a church occupied by the choir • Hypernyms: ↑gallery * * * noun : a gallery appropriated to a choir * * * a gallery in a church in which the choir is placed. [1925 30] * * * choir loft noun A gallery in a church, cathedral, etc… …   Useful english dictionary

  • choir loft — /ˈkwaɪə lɒft/ (say kwuyuh loft) noun a gallery in which the choir is stationed …   Australian English dictionary

  • choir loft — a gallery in a church in which the choir is placed. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • choir loft — noun (C) AmE the part of a church, usually at the front, in which the choir sits …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • loft — [lôft, läft] n. [ME lofte < Late OE loft < ON lopt, upper room, air, sky (akin to OE lyft, air, sky) < IE base * leup , *leubh , to peel off > LEAF] 1. a) an attic or atticlike space, usually not partitioned off into rooms,… …   English World dictionary

  • choir — [kwīr] n. [< ME quere < OFr cuer < ML chorus, choir < L (see CHORUS); sp. altered under infl. of L] 1. a group of singers organized and trained to sing together, esp. in a church 2. the part of a church they occupy, as a chancel or… …   English World dictionary

  • loft — loftless, adj. /lawft, loft/, n. 1. a room, storage area, or the like within a sloping roof; attic; garret. 2. a gallery or upper level in a church, hall, etc., designed for a special purpose: a choir loft. 3. a hayloft. 4. an upper story of a… …   Universalium

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