[ kawr-uh s, kohr- ]
/ ˈkɔr əs, ˈkoʊr- /

noun, plural cho·rus·es.

verb (used with or without object), cho·rused, cho·rus·ing.

to sing or speak in chorus.


    in chorus, in unison; with all speaking or singing simultaneously: They responded in chorus to the minister's questions.

Origin of chorus

1555–65; < Latin < Greek chorós a dance, band of dancers and singers Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for in chorus


/ (ˈkɔːrəs) /

noun plural -ruses


to speak, sing, or utter (words, etc) in unison

Word Origin for chorus

C16: from Latin, from Greek khoros
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Word Origin and History for in chorus


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Idioms and Phrases with in chorus (1 of 2)

in chorus

All together, in unison, as in The voters answered the legislators in chorus. This expression transfers group singing to simultaneous utterance of any kind. [c. 1800]

Idioms and Phrases with in chorus (2 of 2)


see in chorus.

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