chorus: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kôr'us, kōr'-), [key]
— n., pl. v., -rus•es, -rused, -rus•ing.
- a group of persons singing in unison.
- (in an opera, oratorio, etc.) such a group singing choral parts in connection with soloists or individual singers.
- a piece of music for singing in unison.
- a part of a song that recurs at intervals, usually following each verse; refrain.
- simultaneous utterance in singing, speaking, shouting, etc.
- the sounds so uttered: a chorus of jeers.
- (in a musical show)
- a company of dancers and singers.
- the singing, dancing, or songs performed by such a company.
- (in ancient Greece)
- a lyric poem, believed to have been in dithyrambic form, that was sung and danced to, originally as a religious rite, by a company of persons.
- an ode or series of odes sung by a group of actors in ancient Greek drama.
- the group of actors that performed the chorus and served as major participants in, commentators on, or as a supplement to the main action of the drama.
- a group of actors or a single actor having a function similar to that of the Greek chorus, as in Elizabethan drama.
- the part of a play performed by such a group or individual.
- in unison; with all speaking or singing simultaneously: They responded in chorus to the minister's questions.
- to sing or speak in chorus.
- chorus (Thesaurus)