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choruses, plural;
  1. (of a group of people) Say the same thing at the same time
    • - they chorused a noisy amen
    • - “Morning, Father,” the children chorused
  1. A large organized group of singers, esp. one that performs together with an orchestra or opera company

  2. A group of singers or dancers performing together in a supporting role in a stage musical or opera

  3. A piece of choral music, esp. one forming part of a larger work such as an opera or oratorio

  4. A part of a song that is repeated after each verse, typically by more than one singer

  5. A simple song for group singing, esp. in informal Christian worship

  6. (in ancient Greek tragedy) A group of performers who comment on the main action, typically speaking and moving together

  7. A simultaneous utterance of something by many people
    • - a growing chorus of complaint
    • - “Good morning,” we replied in chorus
  8. A single character who speaks the prologue and other linking parts of the play, esp. in Elizabethan drama

  9. A section of text spoken by the chorus in drama

  10. A device used with an amplified musical instrument to give the impression that more than one instrument is being played
    • - a chorus pedal

  1. any utterance produced simultaneously by a group; "a chorus of boos"
  2. utter in unison; "`yes,' the children chorused"
  3. a group of people assembled to sing together
  4. choir: sing in a choir
  5. refrain: the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
  6. a body of dancers or singers who perform together
  7. Chorus was a 1974 Bengali film directed by noted Indian art film director Mrinal Sen.
  8. Chorus, Erasure's fifth proper studio album, was released by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the U.S. in 1991 (see 1991 in music).
  9. Chorus is a compilation album of singles by the experimental music band Flying Saucer Attack.
  10. Chorus is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.
  11. The Greek chorus (choros) is a group of twelve or fifteen minor actors in tragic and twenty-four in comic plays of classical Athens. ...
  12. is a Japanese josei manga magazine published by Shueisha.
  13. One complete cycle of a tune, one time through from top to bottom.
  14. A group of singers usually divided into sections based on vocal range. The chorus was originally an ancient Greek practice of underscoring portions of the drama through music. The chorus is often used for crowd scenes and to play minor characters.
  15. The main part of a song based on the central melody, excluding any introductions, verses, interludes or endings.
  16. Strictly speaking, the portion of a song lyric or melody that is repeated, often with other voices joining in. In jazz improvisation, however, "playing a chorus" would mean taking a turn improvising over the tune's chords progression.
  17. A groups of singers. The term also refers to a musical selection in which more than one individual performs each voice part. In opera and musical theater, the chorus usually represents collective groups such as soldiers, priests, peasants, nymphs, etc. as required by the plot.
  18. This convention of Greek theater is a group of performers who sing and dance, commenting on the action, and sometimes playing a more substantive role.
  19. An audio effect used to "expand" or "thicken" a sound by playing multiple versions of the input signal with slightly different delays and changes in pitch simulating an ensemble of the input sound.
  20. An electronic device that can split a signal, mildly shifting the pitch and timing of one part, then mix it back in with the original signal. The effect is roughly like several people (they're the chorus) playing the same part at the same time. ...
  21. A voice effect available in Industrial Audio Software’s ePodcast Producer that makes one voice sound like many. Chorus works with all types of audio, but is particularly effective with the human voice.
  22. Signal processing which creates an electronic simulation of a chorus by combining a signal with a delayed copy of itself. Often, the delay time and level of the copy is continuously varied in the interests of added "reality". ...
  23. The "little people" on the stage of a musical: the background singers and dancers (and occasional actors). See also Gypsy.
  24. Also referred to as Refrain.  The section of the song that repeats after each verse.
  25. 1. one cycle through the form of a tune. (ex., to “take a chorus” is to improvise a solo over one compete cycle of the form. 2. in pop or folk music, a contrasting section of the form 3. a choir.