1 any utterance produced simultaneously by a group; "a chorus of boos"
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 line]
5 a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play [syn: Greek chorus]
1 utter in unison; "`yes,' the children chorused"
2 sing in a choir [syn: choir]
EtymologyFrom Latin chorus, from (choros).
- Rhymes: -ɔːrəs
- A group of singers and dancers in the religious festivals of ancient Greece
- A group of people in a play or performance who recite together.
- A group of singers; singing group who perform together.
- A repeated part of a song, also called the refrain.
- A setting or feature in electronic music that makes one voice sound like many.
- Bosnian: hor (1,2)
- Dutch: refrein , chorus
- Finnish: kuoro (1,2), kertosäe (3)
- French: chœur
- German: Chor (1, 2, 3), Refrain (4), Chorus (5)
- Hebrew: מקהלה (maqhela) (2)
- Italian: coro
- Japanese: 合唱
- Latin: chorus
- Portuguese: coro (1, 2) , refrão (3)
- Slovene: zbor (1,2,3), refren (4)
- Spanish: coro , estribillo (3)
EtymologyGreek χορός, a group of actors who recite and sing together.
Nounchorus , genitive chori
- chorus (see English definitions)
Chorus may refer to:
- choir, a vocal ensemble, ex: Brooklyn Youth Chorus (www.brooklynyouthchorus.org)
- Greek chorus
- refrain or chorus of a song, pre-chorus may refer to bridge (music)
- strophic form or chorus form, in music arrangement
- chorus effect, the perception of similar sounds from multiple sources as a single, richer sound; signal processors design to simulate the effect
- Angel's chorus, an architectural feature for housing a choir.
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- Chorus, the network infrastructure division of Telecom New Zealand
chorus in Czech: Chór
chorus in German: Chorus
chorus in Italian: Coro
chorus in Hebrew: כורוס
chorus in Luxembourgish: Chouer
chorus in Malay (macrolanguage): Korus
chorus in Dutch: Koor
chorus in Japanese: コーラス
chorus in Norwegian: Kor
chorus in Russian: Хор (значения)
chorus in Slovak: Chór
chorus in Finnish: Chorus (täsmennyssivu)
chorus in Ukrainian: Хор
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