choir loft


Definition of choir loft

: a gallery occupied by a church choir

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Recent Examples on the Web The former choir loft overlooking the day area was converted into a small recreation room. oregonlive, "New 24-hour shelter for families experiencing homelessness opens in Lents," 17 Dec. 2019 On Sunday after the service — and after the coffee and danish crowd had thinned in the church basement — Roy took me up to the choir loft. John Kelly, Washington Post, "For 50 years of Sundays, he’s powered the pipe organ at this Arlington church," 24 Sep. 2019 That’s when a 5-foot-by-5-foot piece of plaster ceiling fell into the choir loft at the neo-Gothic-style church at 424 South 30th Street, adjacent to Interstate 5. Tacoma News Tribune, The Seattle Times, "Holy Rosary Catholic Church, a Tacoma landmark, to be demolished," 26 Aug. 2019 The film projector — this was when projectors routinely projected actual 16 or 35 millimeter film — was plunked in place up in the choir loft, according to a 1995 Tribune magazine profile by Grant Pick. Michael Phillips,, "Milos Stehlik of Facets: a major force in Chicago cinema deals with cancer, and his organization's next phase," 12 June 2019 Redfyre’s pleasure comes to an abrupt end, however, when someone shoves the gifted trumpeter Juno Proudfoot down the steps of the choir loft. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times, "Missing Bodies, Missing Killers, Deadly Missed Opportunities," 25 May 2018

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Choir loft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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