Definition of schola cantorum
plural scholae cantorum play \-ˌlē-, -ˌlā-, -ˌlī-\
1 : a singing school especially for church choristers; specifically : the choir or choir school of a monastery or of a cathedral
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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