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chorus (s), choruses (pl) (nouns)
1. A musical composition usually in four or more parts written for a large group of singers.
2. A group of singers and dancers who perform together in a show but who are not the main performers.
3. In ancient Greek plays, a group of actors who spoke the same words that described what was going on and commented about what was being presented.
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chorus
1. In Greek drama, a group of dancers and singers who sang odes between sections of the play and who also had parts in the drama.
2. A group of singers who sing together in unison or harmony.
3. A supporting group of dancers and singers in opera, musical comedy, etc.
4. Etymology: from Latin chorus, from Greek khoros, "dancing ground, dance, dramatic chorus".
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