adjective

  • Attributive Of or designating a style of church music influenced by traditional folk music and typically performed by a choir with an accompanying band. Also: (of a musician or group) that performs such music, often from the west gallery of a church.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Harper's Magazine. From west + gallery.

Pronunciation

west gallery

/ˌwɛs(t) ˈɡal(ə)ri/