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chorus line

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chorus line a body of dancers or singers who perform together
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Usage

In literature:

You've been the whole show here for so long that it will be hard for you to line up in the back row of the chorus.
"Where There's A Will" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
A chorus of loud roars and plaintive calls rose from the mud along the line of bushes.
"Almayer's Folly A Story of an Eastern River" by Joseph Conrad
The sailor's songs for capstans and falls are of a peculiar kind, having a chorus at the end of each line.
"Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana
It was one of these three that from time to time took up the recitative, the female chorus breaking in after each line.
"Tom Cringle's Log" by Michael Scott
Below, the smaller type of a chorus reeled and shook through all its lines.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
The leader gave the first line in a dramatic tone, and the others chanted the chorus.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
The mosquitoes were singing their nightly chorus, and the situation reports were coming in from the battalions in the line.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, February 28, 1917" by Various
As a rule, they are broken lines without relevancy or coherence, while the choruses are so many meaningless syllables.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December, 1885" by Various
The chorus stood in line opposite the mummy.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
At the middle of the third line begins the chorus of Citharodists.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
Oftener an old chorus or single line was taken up, and made the hint out of which a new and original song was woven.
"Robert Burns" by Principal Shairp
A German student's song generally consists of couplets of two lines, with a chorus that lasts a quarter of an hour.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844" by Various
If she will repeat the chorus, finishing with her line, you will see the difference.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
From time to time a sharp spatter of firing from far picket lines entered this bass chorus.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
For once in my life, I was anxious to be in the chorus, even in the back line.
"Believe You Me!" by Nina Wilcox Putnam
The last three lines of each verse were repeated by the whole company in chorus.
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine
Here the chorus, after the manner of the antique drama, bursts into a line of pious affirmation.
"Vondel's Lucifer" by Joost van den Vondel
A line of men draw water from the well, pulling at a squeaky chain and invoking the aid of Allah in chorus as they pull.
"By Desert Ways to Baghdad" by Louisa Jebb
The chorus-line was common in the old songs; the verses of the song of to-day are different.
"Religious Folk-Songs of the Southern Negroes" by Howard W. Odum
When two or three sing it together, and the whole join in chorus at the sixth line, I have seldom heard singing like it.
"The Celtic Magazine, Vol. I, No. VI, April 1886" by Various
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In news:

), 'A Chorus Line ' Ends.
'A Chorus Line, ' the Show That Has Outrun Them All, Is Closing.
After 15 years as one singular sensation, "A Chorus Line, " the longest-running and one of the most influential shows in Broadway history, is closing.
Edward Kleban, 48, ' Chorus Line ' Lyricist.
Edward Kleban, the Tony Award-winning lyricist of "A Chorus Line, " died Monday at St Vincent's Hospital.
'A Chorus Line, ' for 5,001st Show, Makes the Dream Come True Again.
"The conservative word for 'A Chorus Line ' might be tremendous, or perhaps terrific," began Clive Barnes's review in The New York Times on May 22, 1975.
A Chorus Line ': lots of legs, but not much heart.
ABC has announced the chorus line for its 15th season of Dancing With the Stars, which will begin in September.
It's a simple, minimal song—two verses and a one-line chorus set.
Not one to be upstaged, Fosse reacted to phenomenal success of Michael Bennett's dance-intensive "A Chorus Line" by proposing a show with virtually no dialogue and little singing.
Rachelle Rak in 'A Chorus Line'.
"It's nice just to be nominated" — you hear that line every award season, and with the CMA Awards coming in two weeks, the chorus is sure to get stuck on repeat.
Before there was "A Chorus Line", there was the 1933 film about Broadway and its performers and directors called "42nd Street", in which then-popular Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler starred.
MY favorite piece of Marvin Hamlisch music isn't from "A Chorus Line" or "The Sting," and the truth is I never was a fan of "The Way We Were.".
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In science:

Large amplitude chorus waves are assumed to be excited near the equator and propagate from there to the high latitude region along the field line.
Cyclotron resonant interactions in cosmic particle accelerators
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