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choragus

play
noun cho·ra·gus \kə-ˈrā-gəs\

Definition of choragus

  1. 1 :  the leader of a chorus or choir; broadly :  the leader of any group or movement

  2. 2 :  a leader of a dramatic chorus in ancient Greece

choragic play \-ˈra-jik\ adjective


Variants of choragus

or choregus play \-ˈrē-, -ˈrā-\

Origin of choragus

Latin & Greek; Latin choragus, from Greek choragos, chorēgos, from choros chorus + agein to lead — more at agent


First Known Use: 1625


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