A chorus is a group of singers or that catchy part of a song that repeats several times.

In ancient Greek tragedies, a khoros was a group of people that spoke in unison about the actions of the characters. And that's where we got the word chorus, which usually refers to a group of singers or performers, or the refrain of a song when a group of vocalists joins a soloist. A chorus of groans may follow a teacher's announcement of an upcoming test, which means that the entire class voices its dismay at the same time.

Definitions of chorus

n a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play

Greek chorus
Type of:
company, troupe
organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)

n a group of people assembled to sing together

a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
Type of:
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization
an organization of musicians who perform together

n a body of dancers or singers who perform together

chorus line
corps de ballet, ensemble
the chorus of a ballet company
Type of:
a formation of people or things one beside another

n the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers

tra-la, tra-la-la
a set of nonsensical syllables used while humming a refrain
Type of:
an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

n any utterance produced simultaneously by a group

“a chorus of boos”
Type of:
the sudden occurrence of an audible event

v sing in a choir

Type of:
produce tones with the voice

v utter in unison

“`yes,' the children chorused
Type of:
emit, let loose, let out, utter
express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

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