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[kawr-ik, kohr-]
  1. of, relating to, or written for a chorus.
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Origin of choric

1810–20; < Late Latin choricus < Greek chorikós, equivalent to chor(ós) chorus + -ikos -ic
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Historical Examples

  • Westphal, R., his examination of the Choric Odes of Æschylus, 163.

    The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886


  • Its choric structure is masterly, its spirit is running fire.

  • Harris has written some choric works for men and women also.

  • The movement of the stars might be compared to that of a choric ballet.

  • So let's join ranks and seal our bargain with a choric song.



British Dictionary definitions for choric


  1. of, like, for, or in the manner of a chorus, esp of singing, dancing, or the speaking of verse
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Word Origin and History for choric


1749, from Latin choricus, from Greek khorikos, from khoros (see chorus).

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