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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chorus  \Cho"rus\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chorused};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Chorusing}.] 
  To  sing  in  chorus;  to  exclaim  simultaneously.  --W.  D. 
  Howells. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chorus 
  n  1:  any  utterance  produced  simultaneously  by  a  group  "a  chorus 
  of  boos" 
  2:  a  group  of  people  assembled  to  sing  together 
  3:  the  part  of  a  song  where  a  soloist  is  joined  by  a  group  of 
  singers  [syn:  {refrain}] 
  4:  a  body  of  dancers  or  singers  who  perform  together  [syn:  {chorus 
  line}] 
  5:  a  company  of  actors  who  comment  (by  speaking  or  singing  in 
  unison)  on  the  action  in  a  classical  Greek  play  [syn:  {Greek 
  chorus}] 
  v  1:  utter  in  unison;  "  `yes,'  the  children  chorused" 
  2:  sing  in  a  choir  [syn:  {choir}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Chorus 
 
  A  distributed  {operating  system}  developed  at  {INRIA}. 
 
 




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