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chorus

cho·rus

chorus

 
pronunciation:
ko rihs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
phrases:
in chorus
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part of speech: noun
inflections: choruses
definition 1: an ensemble of singers.
Our chorus is giving a special concert at Christmas.He sang in the high school chorus.
 
synonyms:
choir, chorale, choristers
similar words:
ensemble, glee club, singers
definition 2: an ensemble of singers and dancers, as in operas and musical comedies.
She had hoped for a leading role, but she had to be satisfied to be in the chorus.
synonyms:
ensemble
similar words:
corps, troupe
definition 3: a musical composition meant to be sung by a large number of people.
The "Hallelujah" chorus is the most well-known part of Handel's oratorio.
synonyms:
chorale
similar words:
counterpoint, harmony, ode, polyphony
definition 4: a repeated section of a song, often sung in unison after a soloist sings the different verses.
Everyone knows the words to the chorus.
synonyms:
burden, refrain
similar words:
repetition, response
definition 5: a speech or other utterance made by a number of people at the same time.
The suggestion met with a chorus of disapproval.
similar words:
consonance, harmony, unison
phrase: in chorus
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: chorused, choruses, chorusing
definition: to sing or say in chorus.
"Yes, sir!" the soldiers chorused.
similar words:
chant
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