Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The art of creating and arranging dances or ballets.
  • n. A work created by this art.
  • n. Something, such as a series of planned situations, likened to dance arrangements.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art of creating, arranging and recording the dance movements of a ballet etc.
  • n. The representation of these movements by a series of symbols.
  • n. The notation used to construct this record.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of representing dancing by signs, as music is represented by notes; -- also called choregraphy.
  • n. the art of composing dances for individuals or groups, including the planning of the movements and steps; also, the planning of movements and steps for figure skaters, performed on ice.
  • n. the planning and coordination of activities for an event, especially one to be held in public.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of designing and arranging dances, especially ballet-dances.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a notation used by choreographers
  • n. a show involving artistic dancing
  • n. the representation of dancing by symbols as music is represented by notes

Etymologies

French chorégraphie : Greek khoreia, choral dance; see chorea + -graphie, writing (from Latin -graphia, -graphy).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French chorégraphie, from Ancient Greek χορεία (khoreia, "dance") + -graphy. (Wiktionary)

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