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Topic: THEATRE

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: 'circular dance, chorus', from Greek choros

chorus

1 noun
     
cho‧rus1 [countable]
1APM the part of a song that is repeated after each verse:
Everyone joined in the chorus.
2APM a large group of people who sing together [= choir]:
I sing with the university chorus.
3APM a piece of music written to be sung by a large group of people:
a recording of the Hallelujah Chorus
4APDAPT a group of singers, dancers, or actors who act together in a show but do not have the main parts:
New voices are needed to join the chorus for the annual festival in October.
5

a chorus of thanks/disapproval/protest etc

something that a lot of people all say at the same time:
The minister was greeted with a chorus of boos.
There was a chorus of agreement from the committee.
More politicians have now joined in the chorus of complaints.
6

in chorus

if people say something in chorus, they say the same thing at the same time:
'Thank you,' they said in chorus.
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