cho·rus /ˈkorəs, ˈkɔr-/
Cho·rus n.; pl. Choruses
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.
n 1: any utterance produced simultaneously by a group; "a chorus
2: a group of people assembled to sing together
3: the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of
singers [syn: refrain]
4: a body of dancers or singers who perform together [syn: chorus
5: a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in
unison) on the action in a classical Greek play [syn: Greek
v 1: utter in unison; "`yes,' the children chorused"
2: sing in a choir [syn: choir]