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Lectern vs. Lecturn

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  • Lectern (noun)

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

  • Lectern (noun)

    A similar stand to support a lecturer's notes.

  • Lecturn (noun)

    obsolete form of lectern

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  • Lectern (noun)

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

  • Lectern (noun)

    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.

  • Lecturn (noun)

    Same as lectern.

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