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noun chorus pronunciation in American English /ˈkɔrəs/
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  1. 1
    [countable] music the part of a song that does not change and is repeated several times

    He encouraged the audience to join in the chorus.

    1. a.
      music a piece of music that is sung by a large group of people
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  2. 2
    [countable] music a large group of people who sing together
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    1. a.
      a group of singers and dancers who perform together in a show but who are not the main performers

      Her first job was in the chorus and now she plays the leading role.

  3. 3
    [countable] literature in ancient Greek plays, a group of actors who all speak the same words, describing the action and making comments about it
  4. 4
    [countable/uncountable] a group of people speaking together
    in chorus:

    Good morning, Mrs. Fulton,” the children answered in chorus.

    1. a.
      [countable] a group of people expressing the same opinion

      The government’s proposals have been met with a growing chorus of disapproval.

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