antechoir

noun an·te·choir \ˈantēˌ-, ˈaan-, -tə̇-\

Definition of antechoir

  1. 1 :  a space enclosed or reserved for the clergy and choristers at the entrance to a choir

  2. 2 :  the division of a divided choir that is farther away from the sanctuary

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Origin and Etymology of antechoir

ante- + choir


First Known Use: 1768


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