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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. [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.

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 girl [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 dance

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).

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."
(Definition of chorus from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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