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choreography

play
noun cho·re·og·ra·phy \ˌkȯr-ē-ˈä-grə-fē\

Simple Definition of choreography

  • : the art or job of deciding how dancers will move in a performance; also : the movements that are done by dancers in a performance

Full Definition of choreography

plural cho·re·og·ra·phies

  1. 1 :  the art of symbolically representing dancing

  2. 2 a :  the composition and arrangement of dances especially for ballet b :  a composition created by this art

  3. 3 :  something resembling choreography <a snail-paced choreography of delicate high diplomacy — Wolfgang Saxon>

cho·reo·graph·ic play \ˌkȯr-ē-ə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective
cho·reo·graph·i·cal·ly play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of choreography

  1. He has an interest in choreography.

  2. a show with excellent choreography



Origin of choreography

French chorégraphie, from Greek choreia + French -graphie -graphy


First Known Use: circa 1789

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