(in ancient Greece)
the leader of a dramatic chorus.
a person who undertook the expense of providing for such a chorus.
any conductor of an entertainment or festival.
- Also choregus.
- cho·rag·ic [kuh-raj-ik, -rey-jik], /kəˈrædʒ ɪk, -ˈreɪ dʒɪk/, adjective
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How to use choragus in a sentence
Thus, on one occasion, Themistocles was the choragus to a tragedy by Phrynichus.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The addresses of the choragus are all written by the Geistlicher Rath Daisenberger.Glimpses of Three Coasts | Helen Hunt Jackson
It consists of eighteen singers, with a leader styled the choragus.Glimpses of Three Coasts | Helen Hunt Jackson
Perhaps you will accommodate me, my handsome young captain, choragus of this new school of the prophets?'Hypatia | Charles Kingsley
Then he puts one choragus—or leader of chorus, supporting the main action—on each side.Mornings in Florence | John Ruskin
British Dictionary definitions for choragus
(in ancient Greek drama)
the leader of a chorus
a sponsor of a chorus
a conductor of a festival
- choragic (kɔːˈrædʒɪk, -ˈreɪ-), adjective
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