[ kawr-ee-uh-graf, -grahf, kohr- ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to provide the choreography for:

    to choreograph a musical comedy.

  2. to manage, maneuver, or direct:

    The author is a genius at choreographing a large cast of characters.

verb (used without object)

  1. to work as a choreographer.


/ ˈkɒrɪəˌɡræf /


  1. tr to compose the steps and dances for (a piece of music or ballet)

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Other Words From

  • re·chore·o·graph verb (used with object)
  • un·chore·o·graphed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of choreograph1

First recorded in 1875–80; back formation from choreography

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Example Sentences

While you never know what Mars is going to throw at you, NASA’s confidence in Perseverance’s intricately choreographed landing procedure is high.

A fine arts graduate of Howard University, Allen has directed and choreographed for an all-star lineup of artists, including Michael Jackson, James Earl Jones, her sister Phylicia Rashad, Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton.

TikTokers composed music, wrote lyrics and dialogue, choreographed dances, designed costumes, sets and more, as they worked together through the app.

Each event will provide attendees a choreographed learning journey designed to ensure marketers get the most out of search, whether they are responsible for organic, paid, or both.

Most of the rest is filled with fascinatingly choreographed action that comes at you fast.

In other words, some DNA changes, particularly those in genes that choreograph brain development, may have a lifelong legacy.

Renowned sexpert Susie Bright consulted the actors on lesbian sex and helped choreograph the scene to get it just right.


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