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Chorus Definition

Part of a poem or song that is repeated after each verse. See refrain.


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

Misc. Definitions

\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.
\Cho"rus\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chorused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chorusing}.] To sing in chorus; to exclaim simultaneously. --W. D. Howells.

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