noun, plural cho·rus·es.
- 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.
- a company of dancers and singers.
- the singing, dancing, or songs performed by such a company.
- 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.
verb (used with or without object), cho·rused, cho·rus·ing.
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Idioms for chorus
Origin of chorus
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Example sentences from the Web for chorus
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|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|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|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.
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
noun plural -ruses
- 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
Word Origin for chorus
Idioms and Phrases with chorus
see in chorus.