- n. 唱诗班；合唱队；舞蹈队
- vt. 合唱
- vi. 合唱
CET6+ TEM4 IELTS GRE
1. chorus => choir.
2. carol, choreography, chorus => choir.
来自PIE*gher, 围，围栏，词源同yard, chorus. 即围起来唱歌跳舞的一群人。
- choir:  Modern choirs merely sing, but far back in time they danced too. The word comes ultimately from Greek khorós, which in ancient Greek drama signified a group of singers and dancers who commented on the action of the play (the element of dance is preserved in choreography). In Latin, khorós became chorus – whence English chorus , choral, and probably also carol. The Latin form in turn developed to Old French quer, in which form it was borrowed into English; the spelling choir, modelled on Latin and the modern French form choeur, was introduced in the 17th century.
=> carol, choreography, chorus
- choir (n.)
- c. 1300, queor "part of the church where the choir sings," from Old French cuer, quer "choir of a church (architectural); chorus of singers" (13c., Modern French choeur), from Latin chorus "choir" (see chorus). Meaning "band of singers" is c. 1400, quyre. Re-spelled mid-17c. on Latin model.
- 1. He drills the choir to a high standard.
- 2. She sings in the school choir.
- 3. The choir sang the words out with great vigor.
- 4. The church choir is [ are ] singing tonight.
- 今晚教堂 歌唱 队要唱诗.
- 5. You ought to join a theater group, or maybe the school choir.
- 你应该加入一个剧组, 或是校合唱团.
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