Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chorus in medieval passion-plays, representing the Jewish populace.
“Dialogue, on the authority of Pliny, who tells us that those wretched sycophants had two nick-names; one in Greek, [Greek: Sophokleis], and the other in Latin, LAUDICÆNI; the former from _sophos_, the usual exclamation of applause, as in Martial: _Quid tam grande sophos clamat tibi turba, togata_; the Latin word importing _parasites_ who sold their praise for a supper.”
“The effect is accomplished by mixing soap and water in a special pillow case — though it's called a turba, according to Ms. Licastro — then wringing it out onto the body.”
“The function of the recitative is to relate the story or action; the aria reflects on the action or becomes a state of mind; and the chorus completes the thought, summarizes the situation, or participates in the action (the turba chorus).”
“Hoy sale vociferando el señor Leonel Teller diciendo que una turba trató de asesinar (Con que señor teller? con la bandera de Nicaragua???) al ex presidente y a toda su familia.”
“To the priest were assigned the words of our Lord, the deacon assumed the rôle of the Evangelist, or chronista, while the sub-deacon represented the crowd, or turba, and the various other persons mentioned in the narrative.”
“Accrescit dulcis affinium turba, duplicatur numerus parentum, fratrum, sororum, nepotum. — 10.”
“Refraenate monopolii licentiam, pauciores alantur otio, redintegretur agricolatio, lanificium instauretur, ut sit honestum negotium quo se exerceat otiosa illa turba.”
“Nunc sanitatis patrocinium est insanientium turba.”
“Quid sibi vult pixidum turba, saith  Lucian, to what use are pins, pots, glasses, ointments, irons, combs, bodkins, setting-sticks? why bestow they all their patrimonies and husbands 'yearly revenues on such fooleries?”
“Hic in civitate magna et turba magna neminem reperire possumus quocum suspirare familiariter aut jocari libere possimus.”
Looking for tweets for turba.