Definitions for Chorusˈkɔr əs, ˈkoʊr-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cho•rusˈkɔr əs, ˈkoʊr-(n.)(pl.)-rus•es
(n.)a group of persons singing in unison. (in an opera, oratorio, etc.) such a group singing choral parts in connection with soloists or individual singers. a piece of music for singing in unison. a part of a song that recurs at intervals, usu. following each verse; refrain.
Category: Music and Dance
simultaneous utterance in singing, speaking, shouting, etc.
the sounds so uttered:
a chorus of jeers.
(in a musical show) those performers in the company who sing or dance as a group and usu. do not play separate roles.
Category: Music and Dance, Showbiz
(in ancient Greece) an ode or series of odes sung by a group of actors in a drama. the group itself.
Category: Literature, Showbiz
an actor or group of actors functioning like the ancient Greek chorus, as in Elizabethan drama. the role performed by this chorus.
(v.i.)to sing or speak simultaneously.
Idioms for chorus:
in chorus,with everyone speaking or singing simultaneously; in unison.
Origin of chorus:
1555–65; < L < Gk chorós a dance, band of dancers and singers
any utterance produced simultaneously by a group
"a chorus of boos"
a group of people assembled to sing together
the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
chorus, chorus line(noun)
a body of dancers or singers who perform together
chorus, Greek chorus(verb)
a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
utter in unison
"`yes,' the children chorused"
sing in a choir
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
chorus(noun)ˈkɔr əs, ˈkoʊr-
a repeated part of a song; = refrain
***Everyone sings the chorus together.
chorusˈkɔr əs, ˈkoʊr-
a group of singers; = choir
a men's chorus
chorusˈkɔr əs, ˈkoʊr-
a piece of music sung by a group
the Hallelujah chorus
chorusˈkɔr əs, ˈkoʊr-
when people express the same thing at the same time
a chorus of disapproval/sighs
A group of singers and dancers in the religious festivals of ancient Greece
A group of people in a play or performance who recite together.
A group of singers; singing group who perform together.
The performance of the chorus was awe-inspiring and exhilarating.
A repeated part of a song, also called the refrain.
The catchiest part of most songs is the chorus.
A setting or feature in electronic music that makes one voice sound like many.
A group of people or animals who make sounds together
An actor who reads the opening and closing lines of a play.
To echo a particular sentiment.
To sing the chorus.
Origin: From Latin chorus, from (choros).
a band of singers and dancers
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
an interpreter in a dumb show or play
a company of singers singing in concert
a composition of two or more parts, each of which is intended to be sung by a number of voices
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
the simultaneous of a company in any noisy demonstration; as, a Chorus of shouts and catcalls
to sing in chorus; to exclaim simultaneously
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
in the ancient drama a group of persons introduced on the stage representing witnesses of what is being acted, and giving expression to their thoughts and feelings regarding it; originally a band of singers and dancers on festive occasions, in connection particularly with the Bacchus worship.
Translations for Chorus
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a group of singers
the festival chorus.
- فِرْقَةُ مُغَنّينArabic
- coroPortuguese (BR)
- pěvecký sborCzech
- der ChorGerman
- گروه کرFarsi
- गायकों का समूहHindi
- énekkar, kórusHungarian
- paduan suaraIndonesian
- kór, söngflokkurIcelandic
- گروه کرPersian
- كورس ډله (په ننداړه كې هغه ډله چه دنڅا او سندرو له پاره روزل شوى وى): په ګډه سندرې: دسندې يوه برخه چه په ټاكلې وقفه كې ويل كيږىPashto
- spevácky súborSlovak
- kor, körSwedish
- 合唱團Chinese (Trad.)
- گانے والوں کا طائفہUrdu
- những người hát hợp xướngVietnamese
- 合唱队Chinese (Simp.)
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