From Latin chorus, from Ancient Greek χορός (khoros).



chorus (plural choruses or chorusses)

  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.
    The performance of the chorus was awe-inspiring and exhilarating.
  4. A repeated part of a song, also called the refrain.
    The catchiest part of most songs is the chorus.
  5. A setting or feature in electronic music that makes one voice sound like many.
  6. (figuratively) A group of people or animals who make sounds together
    A chorus of crickets
    A chorus of whiners
  7. The noise made by such a group.
    a chorus of shouts and catcalls
    • 2011 October 1, Phil McNulty, “Everton 0–2 Liverpool”, BBC Sport:
      At the end of a frantic first 45 minutes, there was still time for Charlie Adam to strike the bar from 20 yards before referee Atkinson departed to a deafening chorus of jeering from Everton's fans.
  8. (theater) An actor who reads the opening and closing lines of a play.


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chorus (third-person singular simple present choruses, present participle chorusing or chorussing, simple past and past participle chorused or chorussed)

  1. To echo a particular sentiment.
  2. To sing the chorus.

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From Ancient Greek χορός (khoros), a group of actors who recite and sing together.



chorus m (genitive chorī); second declension

  1. chorus (all forms)


Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative chorus chorī
genitive chorī chorōrum
dative chorō chorīs
accusative chorum chorōs
ablative chorō chorīs
vocative chore chorī


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