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choreography

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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of choreography

plural

choreographies

  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>

choreographic

play \ˌkȯr-ē-ə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

choreographically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of choreography in a sentence

  1. He has an interest in choreography.

  2. a show with excellent choreography



Did You Know?

In ancient Greece, a choreia was a circular dance accompanied by a singing chorus. But the actual notating of dances by means of symbols didn't begin until the 17th or 18th century, when ballet developed into a complex art form in France. The choreographer of a major ballet, which might run to an hour or more, will always record his or her work in notation, though choreographing a five-minute segment for a TV talent show usually doesn't require any record at all.

Origin and Etymology of choreography

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


First Known Use: circa 1789

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CHOREOGRAPHY Defined for Kids

choreography

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

Definition of choreography for Students

  1. 1 :  the art of arranging the movements of dancers for a performance and especially a ballet

  2. 2 :  the arrangement of a dance <The choreography for the video won an award.>

choreographer

\-fər\ noun




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