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Definition of Chorus

Chorus

  1. A band of singers and dancers.
  2. 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.
  3. An interpreter in a dumb show or play.
  4. A company of singers singing in concert.
  5. A composition of two or more parts, each of which is intended to be sung by a number of voices.
  6. 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.
  8. To sing in chorus; to exclaim simultaneously.

Chorus Quotations

Sometimes I'll have sections that I'm not quite sure how they fit in the puzzle of a tune, they'll get moved around; what I think was originally a verse ends up becoming the chorus, or what's an intro gets dropped as a hook, things get shifted around a lot.
Gotye

I went to watch Coldplay in Florida and saw Chris Martin before they went on. He sang 'What Makes You Beautiful' before the chorus of 'Yellow' kicked in. That was so strange because he's an inspiration for me. I think he's so good, he's sick... he's a really nice guy too.
Harry Styles

Movies, as evidenced by a chorus of protesting and celebrating Americans, influence broader trends.
Anna Deavere Smith

I got a part as a chorus girl in a show called Every Sailor and I had fun doing it. Mother didn't really approve of it, through.
James Cagney

The sax solo as we know it today would not exist without Gerry Rafferty. His 1978 soft-rock classic 'Baker Street' has to be the 'Ulysses' of rock & roll saxophone, giving the entire chorus over to Raphael Ravenscroft's sax solo, creating one of the Seventies' most enduringly creepy sounds.
Rob Sheffield
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Chorus Translations

chorus in Danish is kor
chorus in Dutch is zangkoor, rei, koor
chorus in French is choeur, chorale
chorus in German is Chor
chorus in Italian is ritornello, coro
chorus in Spanish is coro