Definitions for: Chorus

[n] the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
[n] any utterance produced simultaneously by a group; "a chorus of boos"
[n] a group of people assembled to sing together
[n] a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
[n] a body of dancers or singers who perform together
[v] utter in unison; "`yes,' the children chorused"
[v] sing in a choir

Webster (1913) Definition: Cho"rus, n.; pl. Choruses. [L., a dance in a ring, a
dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and
singers. Gr. ?. See Choir.]
1. (Antiq.) A band of singers and dancers.

The Grecian tragedy was at first nothing but a
chorus of singers. --Dryden.

2. (Gr. Drama) A company of persons supposed to behold what
passed in the acts of a tragedy, and to sing the
sentiments which the events suggested in couplets or
verses between the acts; also, that which was thus sung by
the chorus.

What the lofty, grave tragedians taught In chorus or
iambic. --Milton.

3. An interpreter in a dumb show or play. [Obs.]

4. (Mus.) A company of singers singing in concert.

5. (Mus.) A composition of two or more parts, each of which
is intended to be sung by a number of voices.

6. (Mus.) Parts of a song or hymn recurring at intervals, as
at the end of stanzas; also, a company of singers who join
with the singer or choir in singer or choir in singing
such parts.

7. The simultaneous of a company in any noisy demonstration;
as, a Chorus of shouts and catcalls.

Cho"rus, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chorused; p. pr. & vb.
n. Chorusing.]
To sing in chorus; to exclaim simultaneously. --W. D.

Synonyms: choir, chorus line, Greek chorus, refrain

See Also: choir, chorine, chorus girl, company, corps de ballet, emit, ensemble, let loose, let out, line, music, musical group, musical organisation, musical organization, showgirl, sing, song, sound, tra-la, tra-la-la, troupe, utter

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