choragus

noun
cho·​ra·​gus | \ kə-ˈrā-gəs How to pronounce choragus (audio) \
variants: or choregus \ kə-​ˈrē-​gəs How to pronounce choregus (audio) , -​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 \ kə-​ˈra-​jik How to pronounce choragic (audio) \ 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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“Choragus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/choragus. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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