a group of persons singing in unison.
(in an opera, oratorio, etc.) such a group singing choral parts in connection with soloists or individual singers.
a piece of music for singing in unison.
a part of a song that recurs at intervals, usually following each verse; refrain.
simultaneous utterance in singing, speaking, shouting, etc.
the sounds so uttered: a chorus of jeers.
(in a musical show)
a company of dancers and singers.
the singing, dancing, or songs performed by such a company.
(in ancient Greece)
a lyric poem, believed to have been in dithyrambic form, that was sung and danced to, originally as a religious rite, by a company of persons.
an ode or series of odes sung by a group of actors in ancient Greek drama.
the group of actors that performed the chorus and served as major participants in, commentators on, or as a supplement to the main action of the drama.
a group of actors or a single actor having a function similar to that of the Greek chorus, as in Elizabethan drama.
the part of a play performed by such a group or individual.
to sing or speak in chorus.
Idioms about chorus
in chorus, in unison; with all speaking or singing simultaneously: They responded in chorus to the minister's questions.
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How to use chorus in a sentence
It’s a constant chorus reminding us, as English poet John Donne once did, that islands aren’t as isolated as they appear.
In midsummer, when he was in fact handed the reins to the chorus, the state of the world had changed dramatically and consequently conducting had too, yet he remained equally enthused.
Last spring, celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joined the chorus about the Overview Effect’s power for our planet.
As has been its chorus throughout its international guide rollout, Michelin maintains the awards will help elevate and support these dining scenes “amid the demanding landscape for hospitality businesses.”Michelin Announces 2021 Stars for Hong Kong and Macau | Monica Burton | January 27, 2021 | Eater
STAYC’s debut song, “So Bad,” has one of the catchiest choruses in recent memory.
The running machines are a gloomy chorus of heavy-footed stomping.
And then that chorus kicks in, and the young lady formerly known as Lizzy Grant transforms into the princess of darkness.The 14 Best Songs of 2014: Bobby Shmurda, Future Islands, Drake, and More | Marlow Stern | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Another beautiful Eminor number, with a nice shift up to the major for the chorus.
As she finishes the thought, a chorus of voices rises around her.Even Grade School Kids Are Protesting the Garner Killing Now | Caitlin Dickson | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As recently as Thursday, Rolling Stone was still defending the story against a growing chorus of critics.Rolling Stone Said Yesterday U-VA Rape Story Was ‘Entirely Credible’ | Lloyd Grove | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Once—twice, the chorus of that old English Royalist song rose up out of the grove.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
A chorus of haw haws, showed how delighted his fellow-clowns were with farmer Joe's story.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
The solo voice of the Nubian sailor was lost in the chorus of voices which came floating over the Nile.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
Politics were largely at the bottom of it all, I am sure, and certain newspapers joined in the noisy chorus.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Before a long table at one end of the room is the crowd of American students singing in a chorus.The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for chorus
a large choir of singers or a piece of music composed for such a choir
a body of singers or dancers who perform together, in contrast to principals or soloists
a section of a song in which a soloist is joined by a group of singers, esp in a recurring refrain
an intermediate section of a pop song, blues, etc, as distinct from the verse
jazz any of a series of variations on a theme
(in ancient Greece)
a lyric poem sung by a group of dancers, originally as a religious rite
an ode or series of odes sung by a group of actors
(in classical Greek drama) the actors who sang the chorus and commented on the action of the play
actors playing a similar role in any drama
(esp in Elizabethan drama) the actor who spoke the prologue, etc
the part of the play spoken by this actor
a group of people or animals producing words or sounds simultaneously
any speech, song, or other utterance produced by a group of people or animals simultaneously: a chorus of sighs; the dawn chorus
in chorus in unison
to speak, sing, or utter (words, etc) in unison
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Other Idioms and Phrases with chorus
see in chorus.
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