[kawr-ee-uh-graf, -grahf, kohr-]
- to provide the choreography for: to choreograph a musical comedy.
- to manage, maneuver, or direct: The author is a genius at choreographing a large cast of characters.
- to work as a choreographer.
Origin of choreograph
First recorded in 1875–80; back formation from choreography
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Examples from the Web for choreograph
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- (tr) to compose the steps and dances for (a piece of music or ballet)
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Word Origin and History for choreograph
1943, American English, back-formation from choreography, or else from French choréographier (1827). Figurative sense from c.1965. Related: choreographed.
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