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Lectern vs. Lecturn

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Lecternnoun

A stand with a slanted top used to support a bible from which passages are read during a church service.

Lecturnnoun

obsolete form of lectern

Lecternnoun

A similar stand to support a lecturer's notes.

Lecturnnoun

Same as lectern.

Lecternnoun

A choir desk, or reading desk, in some churches, from which the lections, or Scripture lessons, are chanted or read.

Lecternnoun

A reading desk, usually in the form of a stand with a slanted top that holds books or lecture notes at a height convenient for reading by a speaker who is standing. A modern lectern may be of adjustable height, and be fitted with a light to illuminate the material on the desk, and sometimes a microphone or other electrical equipment for use of a speaker.

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Lecternnoun

desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer

Lecternnoun

a tall stand with a sloping top to hold a book or notes, from which someone, typically a preacher or lecturer, can read while standing up.

Lectern

A lectern (from the Latin lectus, past participle of legere, ) is a reading desk, with a slanted top, usually placed on a stand or affixed to some other form of support, on which documents or books are placed as support for reading aloud, as in a scripture reading, lecture, or sermon. To facilitate eye contact and improve posture when facing an audience, lecterns may have adjustable height and slant.

‘to read’;

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