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  • noun dated Plural form of chorus.

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Examples

  • Tellingly, Edward Sterling tried to use only the dialogue between musical numbers to discern the derivation from Scott: [a] s far as may be guessed from the expression of a few disjointed speeches which are uttered between the dances, and chorusses, rushings on of mobs, &c.,

    Scott Repatriated?: La Dame blanche Crosses the Channel

  • Phrynichus, Scaphisius, Diophantus, and Evius, the Chalcidian, first performed the Pythian overture, and then, accompanied by chorusses, displayed the full power of wind instruments in masterly hands.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 380, July 11, 1829

  • Couplets, alternated by the regular noise of their feet on the road, and by the sound of drums, resembled chorusses of the country and war, answering at intervals to the clash of arms and weapons of death in a march to combat.

    History of the Girondists, Volume I Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of the French Revolution

  • I really enjoy this album and I must agree that the chorusses are sometimes a bit dull

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  • There is also a striking imitation of the style of Weber in the chorusses, which are however spirited and effective (7 January

    Scott Repatriated?: La Dame blanche Crosses the Channel

  • But besides these little circles of musical time, there are the greater returning periods, and the still more distinct chorusses; which, like the rhimes at the end of verses, owe their beauty to repetition; that is, to the facility and distinctness with which we perceive sounds, which we expect to perceive or have perceived before; or in the language of this work, to the greater ease and energy with which our organ is excited by the combined sensorial powers of association and irritation, than by the latter singly.

    Note XIII

  • CyMon. a D.amatic Ro - mance, written originally by D. Garrick 5 and first {erformed as an opera in five acts, &c. with additional airs and chorusses, &c

    Biographia dramatica, or, A companion to the playhouse:

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