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schola cantorum

noun, scho·la can·to·rum \ˌskō-lə-kan-ˈtȯr-əm\

Definition of schola cantorum

plural scholae cantorum play \-ˌlē-, -ˌlā-, -ˌlī-\

  1. 1 :  a singing school especially for church choristers; specifically :  the choir or choir school of a monastery or of a cathedral

  2. 2 :  an enclosure designed for a choir and located in the center of the nave in early church buildings

Origin of schola cantorum

Medieval Latin, school of singers

First Known Use: 1782

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