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Definition of "chorus" []

  • Music A composition usually in four or more parts written for a large number of singers. (noun)
  • Music A refrain in which others, such as audience members, join a soloist in a song. (noun)
  • Music A line or group of lines repeated at intervals in a song. (noun)
  • Music A solo section based on the main melody of a popular song and played by a member of the group. (noun)
  • Music A body of singers who perform choral compositions, usually having more than one singer for each part. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chorus" in a sentence
  • "The sound of their springing to life in chorus is the sign that the electricity has been cut again."
  • ""Do read some more," came in chorus from the girls, who were highly amused."
  • "To the chorus is added the mode of giving thanks, by a sacrifice and joyful singing"