noun, plural cho·ra·gi [kuh-rey-jahy, koh-, kaw-] /kəˈreɪ dʒaɪ, koʊ-, kɔ-/, cho·ra·gus·es.
- the leader of a dramatic chorus.
- a person who undertook the expense of providing for such a chorus.
Origin of choragus
Related formscho·rag·ic [kuh-raj-ik, -rey-jik] /kəˈrædʒ ɪk, -ˈreɪ dʒɪk/, adjective
Examples from the Web for choragus
The addresses of the choragus are all written by the Geistlicher Rath Daisenberger.Glimpses of Three Coasts|Helen Hunt Jackson
The "choragium" was the dress and furniture, or "properties" for the stage, supplied by the "choragus."The Captiva and The Mostellaria|Plautus
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
Then to the accompaniment of the choragus' explanation a mechanical snake appeared in the branches with an apple in its mouth.The Lightning Conductor|C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for choragus
noun plural -gi (-dʒaɪ) or -guses
- the leader of a chorus
- a sponsor of a chorus