Definition of


  1. (noun, event) any utterance produced simultaneously by a group
  2. (noun, group) a group of people assembled to sing together
  3. (noun, communication) the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
  4. (noun, group) a body of dancers or singers who perform together
  5. (noun, group) a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
  6. (verb, communication) utter in unison
  7. (verb, creation) sing in a choir

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Synonyms of Chorus

choir, chorus line, greek chorus, refrain

Origin of the word Chorus

  1. 1561, from Gk. khoros "band of dancers or singers, dance, dancing ground," from PIE *ghoro-. In Attic tragedy, the khoros gave expression, between the acts, to the moral and religious sentiments evoked by the actions of the play. Originally used in theatrical sense; meaning of "a choir" first attested 1656. Meaning "the refrain of a song" (which the audienc… more

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