Chorus

Definition of Chorus

Cho´rus
n.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.
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.
v. i.1.To sing in chorus; to exclaim simultaneously.
[imp. & p. p. Chorused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chorusing.]

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