Meaning of coryphaeus

cor•y•phae•us

Pronunciation: (kôr"u-fē'us, kor"-), [key]
— pl. -phae•i
  1. the leader of the chorus in the ancient Greek drama.
  2. the leader of an operatic chorus or any group of singers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.