Definition of “chorus” - English Dictionary

“chorus” in British English

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chorusnoun

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.

chorusverb [ T + speech ]

uk /ˈkɔː.rəs/ us /ˈkɔːr.əs/ literary

(Definition of “chorus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“chorus” in American English

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chorusnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɔr·əs, ˈkoʊr-/

chorus noun [ C ] (SONG PART)

a part of a song that is repeated, usually after each verse (= the set of lines that are new in each part of the song):

I’ll sing the verses but I’d like all of you to join in the chorus.

chorus noun [ C ] (SINGING GROUP)

a group of people who are trained to sing together:

He sings in a men’s chorus.

A chorus is also a musical part intended to be sung by a chorus or a choir.

chorus noun [ C ] (THEATER GROUP)

a group of performers who, as a team, have a supporting position singing or dancing in a show:

She was a member of the chorus before she took over the lead role.

(Definition of “chorus” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)