from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One who undertook the expense of providing the chorus in ancient Greek drama.
- noun The leader of a group or movement.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In Greek antiquity, the leader or superintendent of a chorus; the superintendent of a theatrical representation at Athens.
- noun Hence, figuratively, any conductor or leader, as of an entertainment or festival.
- noun [ML.] Eccles., an officer who superintends the musical details of divine service. The name and office are still retained in the University of Oxford.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Gr. Antiq.) A chorus leader; esp. one who provided at his own expense and under his own supervision one of the choruses for the musical contents at Athens.
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- noun historical, Ancient Greece A
chorus leader, especially one who provided at his own expenseand under his own supervisionone of the choruses for the musical contests at Athens.
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- noun (ancient Greece) leader of a group or festival; leader of a chorus
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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 You are always the same, whether playing the "choragus" or not.
It was a sight of joy to see them return at night, axe on shoulder, feigning to march like soldiers, a choragus with a loud voice singing out,
The choragus has fallen on his knees, and dips his head two or three times in an excavation in the ground, and a choir, also on their knees, repeat in dolorous tones the last words of a slow and solemn refrain.
At Lacedaemon there was a choragus who led the chorus with a flute, and at Athens the instrument became so popular that most freemen could play upon it.
She was their graceful choragus; or rather, she, like some slim daughter of the
He pursues the rest; and the games are alike, except that in "catch" he who is to be made "it" must be caught and held by him who is "it," whereas in "tag" a touch is sufficient to transfer the responsibility, and inaugurate the new choragus.
Therefore go and sacrifice the sheep in the house, cut off the legs and bring them here; thus the carcase will be saved for the choragus.
For I should be appointed as choragus for tragedies and should call on him to exchange with me, he would prefer to be choragus ten times rather than exchange once with me.
In _Cur. _ 462 ff. the _choragus_ interpolates a recital composed of topical allusions to the manners of different neighborhoods of Rome.
Demosthenes, you remember, when he was providing for a certain little company of chorus dancers and musicians, requested to be styled no longer Demosthenes, but "choragus."