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troupe

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
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    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
    circus
    a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals
    minstrel show
    a troupe of performers in blackface
    minstrelsy
    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
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