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Definitions of "chorus"

  • Music A composition usually in four or more parts written for a large number of singers. noun
  • Music A refrain in which others, such as audience members, join a soloist in a song. noun
  • Music A line or group of lines repeated at intervals in a song. noun
  • Music A solo section based on the main melody of a popular song and played by a member of the group. noun
  • Music A body of singers who perform choral compositions, usually having more than one singer for each part. noun
  • Music A body of vocalists and dancers who support the soloists and leading performers in operas, musical comedies, and revues. noun
  • A group of persons who speak or sing in unison a given part or composition in drama or poetry recitation. noun
  • An actor in Elizabethan drama who recites the prologue and epilogue to a play and sometimes comments on the action. noun
  • A group of masked dancers who performed ceremonial songs at religious festivals in early Greek times. noun
  • The group in a classical Greek drama whose songs and dances present an exposition of or, in later tradition, a disengaged commentary on the action. noun
  • The portion of a classical Greek drama consisting of choric dance and song. noun
  • A group or performer in a modern drama serving a purpose similar to the Greek chorus. noun
  • The performers of a choral ode, especially a Pindaric ode. noun
  • A speech, song, or other utterance made in concert by many people. noun
  • A simultaneous utterance by a number of people: a chorus of jeers from the bystanders. noun
  • The sounds so made. noun
  • To sing or utter in or as if in chorus. verb-transitive
  • in chorus All together; in unison. idiom
  • A group of singers and dancers in the religious festivals of ancient Greece noun

The word "chorus" in example sentences

The sound of their springing to life in chorus is the sign that the electricity has been cut again.. [Shedding Light on Lebanon]

"Do read some more," came in chorus from the girls, who were highly amused.. [Three Girls in a Flat]

To the chorus is added the mode of giving thanks, by a sacrifice and joyful singing. [Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible]

To the chorus is added, as a reason for praise, an example of the extreme distress from which they had been delivered -- extreme hunger, the severest privation of a journey in the desert.. [Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible]

A commentary the next day on Sri Lankan state TV network, ITN, written by the editor of a state newspaper, Mahinda Abeysundara, said a businessman had bet about 18,000 dollars on a Pakistan victory and that there had therefore been what he called a "chorus to change the game".. [BBC News - Home]

A chorus is beginning to develop against more Fed action, which has come to be known as quantitative easing (QE).. [Bernanke Preps Markets For Further Fed Action Despite Questions About Impact]

The chorus is still familiar to many people, but the verses are not as well known: (A “Lucifer” was a brand of match and a “fag,” of course, was a cigarette.). [Archive 2009-05-01]

The theatrical "Tonight," building toward a rousing chorus, is a clear departure for Nettles vocally.. [Michael Bialas: Jennifer Nettles on Why This Sugarland Is Your Sugarland]

The Erasure-esque chorus is the earworm in the delicious Cortland apple I am currently using to fend off a craving for chips.. [Adam Lambert song snippets: Let's rank a dozen of 'em from most awesome to not-quite-as-aweome! |]

For years I have been fascinated by the Gliding Dance of the Maidens chorus from the Polovtsian dances of Borodin's opera, Prince Igor.. [Linkspam for 4-7-2009]

His talent for sublime love songs was displayed with the huskily sung oldies The Shining and You Were Right, but they were almost eclipsed by tunes that combined grimness and dark Mancunian wit: A Minor Incident may be the only suicide song whose chorus is a jaunty "doo doo doo doo".. [Badly Drawn Boy - review]

It is during this month that the authors propose -- in chorus with many others -- a 16-team postseason playoff that would build off the momentum of the regular season.. [Brian Frederick: Death to the BCS? Here, Here!]

Class: (a group of Spanish students answer in chorus) I live in Spain.. [L is for Lockstep « An A-Z of ELT]

When news was came recently that director Guillermo del Toro was writing a series of vampire novels with author Chuck Hogan, headlines and columns across the internet rang out in chorus: committed for the next four years to “The Hobbit” and some half dozen projects after that, del Toro was already straining, spreading himself too thin.. [Guillermo Del Toro Unveils Plots For His ‘Epic’ Vampire Novels » MTV Movies Blog]

I pictured so many quacking canards, in chorus, but this didn't seem to be the right translation, for why would Jean-Marc suggest that the manager do something she was already doing (quacking)?. [canard - French Word-A-Day]

For anyone who has seen the Flaming Lips perform live before, they know there is nothing quite like sky-filling plumes of orange and yellow confetti being shot into the audience by cannon, especially when it syncs up with the question mark in bandleader Wayne Coyne's title chorus, "Do You Realize??". [Ben Bromberg: Flaming Lips Performance At SummerStage Is Predictable, But No Less Impressive (SLIDESHOW)]

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Chorus Word Data

  • Pronunciations(kôrˈəs, kōrˈ-)
  • Character6
  • Hyphenation cho rus




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