- n. 合唱队；齐声；歌舞队
- vt. 合唱；异口同声地说
- vi. 合唱；异口同声地说话
- n. (Chorus)人名；(法)肖吕斯
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来自PIE*gher, 围，圈，词源同yard, 指围成一圈唱歌跳舞的人，后指合唱。
- chorus: see choir
- chorus (n.)
- 1560s, from Latin chorus "a dance in a circle, the persons singing and dancing, the chorus of a tragedy," from Greek khoros "band of dancers or singers, dance, dancing ground," perhaps from PIE *gher- "to grasp, enclose," if the original sense of the Greek word is "enclosed dancing floor." Extension from dance to voice is because Attic drama arose from tales inserted in the intervals of the dance. In Attic tragedy, the khoros (of 12 or 15 (tragic) or 24 (comedic) persons) gave expression, between the acts, to the moral and religious sentiments evoked by the actions of the play.
When a Poet wished to bring out a piece, he asked a Chorus from the Archon, and the expenses, being great, were defrayed by some rich citizen (the khoregos): it was furnished by the Tribe and trained originally by the Poet himself" [Liddell & Scott]
Originally in English used in theatrical sense; meaning of "a choir" first attested 1650s. Meaning "the refrain of a song" (which the audience joins in singing) is 1590s. As a verb, 1703, from the noun. Chorus girl is 1894.
- 1. "All the best," called the other typists in chorus.
- 2. Caroline sang two verses and the chorus of her song.
- 3. "I've got an idea," said Edward to a chorus of groans.
- 4. He produced "A Chorus Line", Broadway's longest running show.
- 5. He was greeted with a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday.
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