antechoir

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

Definition of antechoir

1 : a space enclosed or reserved for the clergy and choristers at the entrance to a choir
2 : the division of a divided choir that is farther away from the sanctuary

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First Known Use of antechoir

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for antechoir

ante- + choir

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“Antechoir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antechoir. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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