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Meaning of CHORUS

Pronunciation:  'kowrus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
  2. [n]  any utterance produced simultaneously by a group; "a chorus of boos"
  3. [n]  a group of people assembled to sing together
  4. [n]  a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
  5. [n]  a body of dancers or singers who perform together
  6. [v]  utter in unison; "`yes,' the children chorused"
  7. [v]  sing in a choir

CHORUS is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: choir, chorus line, Greek chorus, refrain
 See Also: choir, chorine, chorus girl, company, corps de ballet, emit, ensemble, let loose, let out, line, music, musical group, musical organisation, musical organization, showgirl, sing, song, sound, tra-la, tra-la-la, troupe, utter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cho"rus\, n.; pl. {Choruses}. [L., a dance in a ring, a
    dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and
    singers. Gr. ?. See {Choir}.]
    1. (Antiq.) A band of singers and dancers.
             The Grecian tragedy was at first nothing but a
             chorus of singers.                    --Dryden.
    2. (Gr. Drama) A company of persons supposed to behold what
       passed in the acts of a tragedy, and to sing the
       sentiments which the events suggested in couplets or
       verses between the acts; also, that which was thus sung by
       the chorus.
             What the lofty, grave tragedians taught In chorus or
             iambic.                               --Milton.
    3. An interpreter in a dumb show or play. [Obs.]
    4. (Mus.) A company of singers singing in concert.
    5. (Mus.) A composition of two or more parts, each of which
       is intended to be sung by a number of voices.
    6. (Mus.) Parts of a song or hymn recurring at intervals, as
       at the end of stanzas; also, a company of singers who join
       with the singer or choir in singer or choir in singing
       such parts.
    7. The simultaneous of a company in any noisy demonstration;
       as, a Chorus of shouts and catcalls.
  2. \Cho"rus\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chorused}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Chorusing}.]
    To sing in chorus; to exclaim simultaneously. --W. D.
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