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Dictionary Definition



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]

User Contributed Dictionary



From Latin chorus, from (choros).


  • /ˈkɔːɹəs/


  1. A group of singers and dancers in the religious festivals of ancient Greece
  2. A group of people in a play or performance who recite together.
  3. A group of singers; singing group who perform together.
  4. A repeated part of a song, also called the refrain.
  5. A setting or feature in electronic music that makes one voice sound like many.



  1. To echo a particular sentiment.

Related terms



Greek χορός, a group of actors who recite and sing together.


chorus , genitive chori
  1. chorus (see English definitions)

Extensive Definition

Chorus may refer to:


  • choir, a vocal ensemble, ex: Brooklyn Youth Chorus (
  • 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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See also

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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