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chorus

noun uk   /ˈkɔː.rəs/ us    /ˈkɔːr.əs/

chorus noun (SONG OR SONG PART)

[C] part of a song that is repeated several times, usually after each verse (= set of lines) : I'll sing the verses and I'd like you all to join in the chorus. They burst into a chorus of (= they sang the song) Happy Birthday.Musical pieces [C] a piece of music written to be sung by a choir (= group of singers): The choir will be performing the Hallelujah Chorus at the concert.

chorus noun (SINGING GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a group of people who are trained to sing together: He sings with the Los Angeles Gay Men's Chorus.Singers

chorus noun (THEATRE GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a group of performers who, as a team, sing or dance in a show: She quickly left the chorus for a starring role. a chorus girlActors and performers [S, + sing/pl verb] specialized literature a group of actors in ancient Greek plays who explained or gave opinions on what was happening in the play using music, poetry, and danceDrama and playsCasting, roles and scripts

chorus noun (SPEAKING TOGETHER)

[C usually singular] many people speaking together or saying a similar thing at the same time: The newcomers added their voices to the chorus expressing delight at the result. There was a chorus of disapproval/complaint/condemnation at his words (= everyone complained together).Saying and utteringSaying again

chorus

verb [T + speech] uk   /ˈkɔː.rəs/ us    /ˈkɔːr.əs/ literary
(of a group of people) to say similar things at the same time: "Not now," the children chorused in unison, "we're watching TV."Saying and utteringSaying again
(Definition of chorus from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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