• An actor who reads the prologue and epilogue of a play, and sometimes also acts as a commentator or narrator; also, a portion of a play read by this actor.
  • A group of singers performing together; a choir; specifically, such a group singing together in a musical, an opera, etc., as distinct from the soloists; an ensemble.
  • A group of people in a performance who recite together.
  • An instance of singing by a group of people.


  • The noun is borrowed from Medieval Latin chorus, Latin chorus, from Ancient Greek χορός; further etymology uncertain, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- or *ǵʰoros. choir, and hora.
  • The plural form chori is from Latin chorī, from Ancient Greek χοροί.
  • The verb is derived from the noun.

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