You can call a group of performers a troupe. The kids you dance with are your dance troupe, and the jugglers and clowns at your friend's party might be a circus troupe.

If you love performing improvisational comedy, you may want to join a local improv troupe, and if you like the idea of caroling at Christmas time, you can form a troupe of singers to sing carols with in December. Troupe is a French word meaning "company of performers," which earlier meant "company of soldiers." It shares a root with troop.

Definitions of troupe
  1. noun
    an organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)
    synonyms: company
    see moresee less
    show 8 types...
    hide 8 types...
    opera company
    a company that produces operas
    theater company
    a company that produces plays
    ballet company
    a company that produces ballets
    Greek chorus, chorus
    a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
    a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals
    minstrel show
    a troupe of performers in blackface
    a troupe of minstrels
    repertory company, stock company
    a theatrical company that performs plays from a repertoire
    type of:
    organisation, organization
    a group of people who work together
Word Family

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week