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Choruses definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chorus Cho"rus, n.; pl. Choruses. [L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. ?. See Choir.] 1. (Antiq.) A band of singers and dancers. The Grecian tragedy was at first nothing but a chorus of singers. --Dryden. 2. (Gr. Drama) A company of persons supposed to behold what passed in the acts of a tragedy, and to sing the sentiments which the events suggested in couplets or verses between the acts; also, that which was thus sung by the chorus. What the lofty, grave tragedians taught In chorus or iambic. --Milton. 3. An interpreter in a dumb show or play. [Obs.] 4. (Mus.) A company of singers singing in concert. 5. (Mus.) A composition of two or more parts, each of which is intended to be sung by a number of voices. 6. (Mus.) Parts of a song or hymn recurring at intervals, as at the end of stanzas; also, a company of singers who join with the singer or choir in singer or choir in singing such parts. 7. The simultaneous of a company in any noisy demonstration; as, a Chorus of shouts and catcalls.

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