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.
More example sentences
- The sound reflected from the lectern arrives toward the rear of the mic, where sound is rejected.
- Choose from large models for video projection, mobile lecterns, traditional, and tabletop lecterns.
- It won't automatically dim the lights for you, but you can control that from the lectern, too.
Middle English: from Old French letrun, from medieval Latin lectrum, from legere 'to read'.
Definition of lectern in:
- The US English dictionary