What does CHORUS mean?

Definitions for CHORUS
ˈkɔr əs, ˈkoʊr-CHORUS

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chorusnoun

    any utterance produced simultaneously by a group

    "a chorus of boos"

  2. chorusnoun

    a group of people assembled to sing together

  3. refrain, chorusnoun

    the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers

  4. chorus, chorus linenoun

    a body of dancers or singers who perform together

  5. chorus, Greek chorusverb

    a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play

  6. chorusverb

    utter in unison

    "`yes,' the children chorused"

  7. choir, chorusverb

    sing in a choir

Wiktionary

  1. chorusnoun

    A group of singers and dancers in the religious festivals of ancient Greece

  2. chorusnoun

    A group of people in a play or performance who recite together.

  3. chorusnoun

    A group of singers; singing group who perform together.

    The performance of the chorus was awe-inspiring and exhilarating.

  4. chorusnoun

    A repeated part of a song, also called the refrain.

    The catchiest part of most songs is the chorus.

  5. chorusnoun

    A setting or feature in electronic music that makes one voice sound like many.

  6. chorusnoun

    A group of people or animals who make sounds together

  7. chorusnoun

    An actor who reads the opening and closing lines of a play.

  8. chorusverb

    To echo a particular sentiment.

  9. chorusverb

    To sing the chorus.

  10. Etymology: From Latin chorus, from (choros).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chorusnoun

    Etymology: chorus, Latin.

    The Grecian tragedy was at first nothing but a chorus of singers; afterwards one actor was introduced. Dryden.

    Never did a more full and unspotted chorus of human creatures join together in a hymn of devotion. Joseph Addison, Guardian.

    In praise so just let every voice be join’d,
    And fill the gen’ral chorus of mankind! Alexander Pope, Ess. Crit.

    For supply,
    Admit me chorus to this history. William Shakespeare, Henry V. Prol.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chorusnoun

    a band of singers and dancers

  2. Chorusnoun

    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

  3. Chorusnoun

    an interpreter in a dumb show or play

  4. Chorusnoun

    a company of singers singing in concert

  5. Chorusnoun

    a composition of two or more parts, each of which is intended to be sung by a number of voices

  6. Chorusnoun

    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. Chorusnoun

    the simultaneous of a company in any noisy demonstration; as, a Chorus of shouts and catcalls

  8. Chorusverb

    to sing in chorus; to exclaim simultaneously

  9. Etymology: [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir.]

Freebase

  1. Chorus

    Chorus, Erasure's fifth proper studio album, was released by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the U.S. in 1991. This album was the last to end Erasure's classic period.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chorus

    kō′rus, n. a band of singers and dancers, esp. in the Greek plays: a company of singers: that which is sung by a chorus: the combination of several voices in one simultaneous utterance: the part of a song in which the company join the singer.—adj. Choreograph′ic.—ns. Choreog′raphy, Chorog′raphy, the notation of dancing.—adj. Chō′ric.—ns. Chō′rist, Chor′ister, a member of a choir. [L.,—Gr. choros, dance.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chorus

    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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CHORUS' in Nouns Frequency: #2878

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CHORUS in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CHORUS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of CHORUS in a Sentence

  1. Naked Gun From the Files of Police Squad:

    Frank I'd known her for years. We used to go to all the police functions together. Ah, how I loved her, but she had her music. I think she had her music. She'd hang out with the Chicago Male Chorus and Symphony. I don't recall her playing an instrument or be able to carry a tune. Yet she was on the road 300 days of the year. In fact I bought her a harp for christmas. She asked me what it was.

  2. Donald Trump:

    No one has ever achieved anything significant without a chorus of critics standing on the sideline saying why it can't be done, nothing is easier or more pathetic than being a critic.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    I recognize that a great many folks in the media would prefer that anybody running for president engage as an ongoing theater critic criticizing the proposals of others, i do not believe the world needs my voice added to that chorus of critics.

  4. Mayor Gillum:

    What has also changed since election night have been the chorus of voices -- from the President of the United States, the junior senator of the state of Florida, and the governor of the state of Florida -- a chorus calling for the ending of the counting in this process.

  5. Lawrence Glazer:

    There has been a growing chorus among investors who want these firms to speak up. With Wellington speaking up, it is going to put pressure on the others to do the same.

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