Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: lectern

Definition: reading desk or stand for a public speaker


Sentences Containing 'lectern'

An oak lectern was donated as a memorial to another local family.
Because the epistle lesson is usually read from the lectern, the lectern side of the church is sometimes called the "epistle side".
Despite its name, this structure more closely resembles a lectern than the ambon of the Eastern Rites.
For decades the chapel featured a small wooden altar, a pulpit, a lectern, wooden pews, tile floors, a Wick's organ, and three art glass windows behind the altar.
In churches where there is only one speaker's stand in the center of the front of the church, it serves the functions of both lectern and pulpit and is properly called the ambon or ambo.
In other churches, the lectern, from which the Epistle is read, is located to the congregation's left and the pulpit, from which the sermon is delivered, is located on the right (the Gospel being read from either the center of the chancel or in front of the altar).
It became the lectern microphone of the White House Communications Agency in 1965, the year of its introduction and remains so.
The Carrara marble was then used to create an altar, a lectern, and a presider's chair.
The church choir is the oldest part of the church, and the lectern is the only preserved example of its kind in Scandinavia.
The Gwydir Chapel contains 17th-century fittings and fixtures, including stalls, a lectern and a communion table.
The main artwork is the marble ambo, a combined pulpit and lectern, of 1229, a masterpiece of medieval Apulian stonecarving.
The other speaker's stand, usually on the right (as viewed by the congregation), is known as the lectern.
The revolving lectern dates from the 18th century, and is probably Italian.
The word "lectern" comes from the Latin word "lectus", past participle of legere, meaning "to read", because the lectern primarily functions as a reading stand.

More Vocab Words

::: fermentation - chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation
::: deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
::: sidereal - relating to stars; Ex. sidereal day
::: slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
::: volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
::: calculated - deliberately planned; likely
::: pomposity - self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
::: unceremonious - not done politely without due formalities
::: invert - turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of
::: somatic - pertaining to the body; bodily; physical