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Definition of chorus noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] part of a song that is sung after each verse synonym refrain Everyone joined in the chorus.
  2. 2[countable] a piece of music, usually part of a larger work, that is written for a choir (= a group of singers) the Hallelujah Chorus
  3. 3[countable] (often in names) a large group of singers synonym choir the Tanglewood Festival Chorus
  4. 4[countable] a group of performers who sing and dance in a musical show the chorus line (= a line of singers and dancers performing together)
  5. 5a chorus of something [singular] the sound of a lot of people expressing approval or disapproval at the same time a chorus of praise/complaint a chorus of voices calling for her resignation A chorus of laughter greeted his remark. see also dawn chorus
  6. 6[singular] (in ancient Greek drama) a group of performers who comment together on the events of the play
  7. 7[singular] (especially in 16th century drama) an actor who speaks the opening and closing words of the play
  8. Idioms all together synonym unison “Thank you,” they said in chorus.
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