choragus

noun
cho·​ra·​gus | \kə-ˈrā-gəs \
variants: or choregus \-​ˈrē-​, -​ˈrā-​ \

Definition of choragus 

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

2 : a leader of a dramatic chorus in ancient Greece

Other Words from choragus

choragic \-​ˈra-​jik \ adjective

First Known Use of choragus

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for choragus

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

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