• "Chorus of Angels"
    "Chorus of Angels"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chorus utter in unison "`yes,' the children chorused"
    • v chorus sing in a choir
    • n chorus the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
    • n chorus any utterance produced simultaneously by a group "a chorus of boos"
    • n chorus a group of people assembled to sing together
    • n chorus a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
    • n chorus a body of dancers or singers who perform together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On Thursday, June 19, 1997, "Cats" became the longest running show in the history of Broadway. With the 6138th performance "Cats" passed "A Chorus Line" which staged the last production in April 1990.
    • Chorus (Antiq) A band of singers and dancers. "The Grecian tragedy was at first nothing but a chorus of singers."
    • Chorus (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."
    • Chorus (Mus) A company of singers singing in concert.
    • Chorus (Mus) A composition of two or more parts, each of which is intended to be sung by a number of voices.
    • Chorus An interpreter in a dumb show or play.
    • Chorus (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.
    • Chorus The simultaneous of a company in any noisy demonstration; as, a Chorus of shouts and catcalls.
    • v. i Chorus To sing in chorus; to exclaim simultaneously.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chorus A dance. Specifically, in the ancient Greek drama— A dance performed by a number of persons in a ring, in honor of Bacchus, accompanied by the singing of the sacred dithyrambic odes. From this simple rite was developed the Greek drama, In continuation of the early tradition, a company of persons, represented as of age, sex, and estate appropriate to the play, who took part through their leader, the coryphæus, with the actors in the dialogue of a drama, and sang their sentiments at stated intervals when no actor was on the stage. The chorus occupied in the theater a position between the stage and the auditorium, and moved or danced in appropriate rhythm around the sacred thymele or altar of Bacchus, which stood in the middle of the area allotted to the chorus. See theater.
    • n chorus One of the songs executed by the chorus.
    • n chorus In music: A company of singers, especially an organized company, such as singers in a church or a choral society, In an oratorio, opera, or concert, the general company of singers, as distinguished from the soloists, A part of a song in which the listeners join with the singer; a refrain; also, any recurring refrain or burden, A musical composition intended to be sung in harmony by a company of singers, usually by four voices. A double chorus is for eight voices, The compound or mixture stops of an organ. In the tenth century, an instrument, probably the bagpipe, In the fifteenth century, the drone of a bagpipe or of the accompaniment strings of the crowd. Formerly, in Scotland, a loud trumpet.
    • n chorus A union of voices or sounds, or a company of persons, resembling a chorus.
    • n chorus In zoology, a genus of mollusks.
    • chorus To sing or join in the chorus of: as, to chorus a song.
    • chorus To exclaim or call out in concert.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chorus kō′rus a band of singers and dancers, esp. in the Greek plays: a company of singers: that which is sung by a chorus: the combination of several voices in one simultaneous utterance: the part of a song in which the company join the singer
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  • Abba Eban
    Abba Eban
    “Consensus is what many people say in chorus but do not believe as individuals.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a dance in a ring, a dance accompanied with song; a chorus, a band of dancers and singers. Gr. . See Choir
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. choros, dance.


In literature:

Most emphatically I want to impress upon you that it is not "chorus work" that you learn in my courses.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
The Gloria begins with a triumphant polyphonic chorus accompanied by a spirited symphony for strings.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
I have not yet said all on the subject of those dangerous auxiliaries named chorus-masters.
"The Orchestral Conductor" by Hector Berlioz
The morning bird chorus in the cottonwood grove where I spent my June was a great shock to me.
"A Bird-Lover in the West" by Olive Thorne Miller
I can't see myself shine, even in a chorus.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
Chorus of soldiers, prisoners and people.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
The advance of the front ranks came to an instant halt, and the low muttering rose to a chorus of harsh cries.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The clear May morning air was filled with a chorus of robins and orioles.
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
Every now and then, shrill, high, and clear, penetrated a chorus of boys' voices.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
A large company was roaring out a chorus.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane

In poetry:

Victoria! victoria!
The Saxon maid is free--
Victoria! victoria! etc.
"The Maid Of Saxony; Or, Who's The Traitor? - Act II" by George Pope Morris
Chorus: Dales of our hearts!
Though we may roam,
Sooner or later
We long to come home.
"Song for a Gathering of Yorkshiremen" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Said the World Chorus skeleton
That's their fate
Said the U.S.A. skeleton
Gotta save Kuwait
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
Oh! the Old Keg of Rum! the Old Keg of Rum!
Remember old Jack Palmer
And the Old Keg of Rum.
"The Old Keg of Rum" by Anonymous Oceania
For days long ago, my dear,
For days long ago
We'll drink a cup of kindness yet
For days long ago!
"Auld Lang Syne" by Robert Burns
Who true bushmen are,
Who true bushmen are,
And may they always meet good friends as we bushmen are.
"The Bushman" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

After singing with a men's chorus at general conference, I spent two hours riding a bus home while my son enjoyed ice cream and pizza with a friend.
ALBANY — For nine years, it hasn't been uncommon to hear an uncoordinated chorus of synthetic quacks take over the streets of downtown Albany.
The Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra will perform Nov 18.
Stow – Sounds of Stow Chorus and Orchestra will perform their fall concert Sunday, Nov 18, starting at 3 pm, in the Hale School auditorium, 55 Hartley Rd.
Additionally, "Good Time" features about 50 other locals in the form of the Minneapolis Youth Chorus giddily singing backing vocals.
VeriSign had faced a rising chorus of criticism over SiteFinder because the redirects operate at a core level of the DNS.
Bush's Refrain on Iraq Joined by a Smaller and Smaller Chorus.
A growing chorus of conservatives appears worried about allegations that GOP contender Herman Cain had a 13-year extramarital affair.
Voices of Note is a women's chorus which has been performing in and around Minot for the past two decades.
One of Broadway's greatest honors is the ceremonial gifting to a member of the chorus line - also known as Gypsies - on the opening night of each new musical.
The Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus, led by Daniel Earl will perform operatic Stabat Mater by Rossini .
7:30 pm Friday WHERE: Our Saviour 's Lutheran Church, 4102 N Ben Jordan, Victoria COST: $5 TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Tickets may be purchased at the Our Saviour 's Lutheran Church office, from any chorus member or at the door.
Serbia and Montenegro , the only former Yugoslav republics still linked in a union, are rushing to approve a new national anthem in time for the Olympics to avoid the chorus of boos expected if they use the old Yugoslav theme.
The track, " Shackled and Drawn" is a rousing, country-tinged anthem with a great singalong chorus reminiscent of the Boss' Seeger Session work.
MARQUETTE, MI – ( Great Lakes Radio News ) – The Negaunee Male Chorus is preparing to present their spring concert this weekend.

In science:

Summers, Relativistic turning acceleration of radiation belt electrons by whistler mode chorus. J.
Cyclotron resonant interactions in cosmic particle accelerators
Most exciting, the Chorus and Nomad νµντ oscillation experiments now underway at CERN should see a signal within about two years if these neutrino mass and mixing models are right (Vanucci, these proceedings and §V below).
Particle Astrophysics after COBE: Blois92 Summary Talk
It searches for the various decay modes of the τ using kinematical criteria, and has roughly the same sensitivity as Chorus.
Particle Astrophysics after COBE: Blois92 Summary Talk
Although they are vacuum oscillation experiments, CHORUS and NOMAD have the sensitivity in mass to test some of the MSW solutions of the solar neutrino problem that were discussed at this conference.
Summary Talk: International Symposium on Neutrino Astrophysics, Takayama/Kamioka (10/'92)
CHORUS, NOMAD, KARMEN, and LSND (see and references therein); (4) it is compatible with the indications of an anomalous µ/e flavor ratio in the atmospheric ν flux, and in particular with a value Rµ/e = (µ/e)data/(µ/e)theory ≃ 0.72, as shown in Fig. 1; and (5) the matrix elements Uα3 are hierarchically ordered.
Tests of three-flavor mixing in long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments