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verb [transitive] choreograph pronunciation in American English /ˈkɔriəˌɡræf/ 
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present tense
present participlechoreographing
past tensechoreographed
past participlechoreographed
  1. 1
    to plan the movements for dancers to perform

    She choreographed her first ballet at 24.

  2. 2
    to carefully plan or organize a complicated event or activity

    The company's move to the new building was carefully choreographed.

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