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English noun: chorus

1. chorus (event) any utterance produced simultaneously by a group

SamplesA chorus of boos.

Broader (hypernym)sound

2. chorus (group) a group of people assembled to sing together

Broader (hypernym)musical group, musical organisation, musical organization

Narrower (hyponym)choir

3. chorus (communication) the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers


Broader (hypernym)music

Narrower (hyponym)tra-la, tra-la-la

Part meronymsong, vocal

4. chorus (group) a body of dancers or singers who perform together

Synonymschorus line

Broader (hypernym)line

Narrower (hyponym)corps de ballet, ensemble

Member holonymchorine, chorus girl, showgirl

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

SynonymsGreek chorus

Broader (hypernym)company, troupe

Domain categorysinging, vocalizing

English verb: chorus

1. chorus (communication) utter in unison

Samples`yes,' the children chorused.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

2. chorus (creation) sing in a choir

ExamplesSam and Sue chorus


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)sing

Domain categorymusic

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