Definition of lectern in English:

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lectern

Pronunciation: /ˈlektərn/

noun

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

Origin

Middle English: from Old French letrun, from medieval Latin lectrum, from legere 'to read'.

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Syllabification: lec·tern

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