What does Chorus mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term Chorus:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chorus(noun)

    any utterance produced simultaneously by a group

    "a chorus of boos"

  2. chorus(noun)

    a group of people assembled to sing together

  3. refrain, chorus(noun)

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

  4. chorus, chorus line(noun)

    a body of dancers or singers who perform together

  5. chorus, Greek chorus(verb)

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

  6. chorus(verb)

    utter in unison

    "`yes,' the children chorused"

  7. choir, chorus(verb)

    sing in a choir


  1. chorus(Noun)

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

  2. chorus(Noun)

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

  3. chorus(Noun)

    A group of singers; singing group who perform together.

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

  4. chorus(Noun)

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

    The catchiest part of most songs is the chorus.

  5. chorus(Noun)

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

  6. chorus(Noun)

    A group of people or animals who make sounds together

  7. chorus(Noun)

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

  8. chorus(Verb)

    To echo a particular sentiment.

  9. chorus(Verb)

    To sing the chorus.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chorus(noun)

    a band of singers and dancers

  2. Chorus(noun)

    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. Chorus(noun)

    an interpreter in a dumb show or play

  4. Chorus(noun)

    a company of singers singing in concert

  5. Chorus(noun)

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

  6. Chorus(noun)

    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. Chorus(noun)

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

  8. Chorus(verb)

    to sing in chorus; to exclaim simultaneously

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


  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


  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

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