chorus

[ 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.

Idioms

    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
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British Dictionary definitions for in chorus

chorus

/ (ˈkɔːrəs) /

noun plural -ruses

verb

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

chorus


n.
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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)

chorus


see in chorus.

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