cho·reo·graph | \ ˈkȯr-ē-ə-ˌgraf \
choreographed; choreographing; choreographs

Definition of choreograph 

transitive verb

1 : to compose the choreography of choreograph a ballet

2 : to arrange or direct the movements, progress, or details of a carefully choreographed meeting

intransitive verb

: to engage in choreography

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choreographer \ˌkȯr-ē-ˈä-grə-fər \ noun

Examples of choreograph in a Sentence

She was hired to choreograph the ballet routines. the advance team completely choreographed the candidate's campaign appearances

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Directed and choreographed by David H. Bell with book by Buddy Farmer, Stef Tovar, Adrian Aguilar, Dara Cameron, Rashada Dawan, James Earl Jones II, James Rank and Brandon Springman will lead a cast of 24 professional and student performers. Kt Hawbaker,, ""Something in the Game" drafts its Equity players for Northwestern production," 29 June 2018 The variety of the sounds (sliding across the surface with the back of the hand is one of coolest) and bits of visual humor (even page-turning is carefully choreographed) run out a little sooner than the piece does, but no matter. Tim Smith,, "BSO New Music Festival filled with eclectic works, electric performances," 26 June 2018 The latest production, at Playhouse on Park June 13 through July 29, is directed and choreographed by two of that theater’s co-founders, Sean Harris and Darlene Zoller. Christopher Arnott,, ""In the Heights" Hits Playhouse on Park," 2 June 2018 Seiwert dug into the music, choreographing the feeling of it rather than its rhythms and notes; the result was more movement poem than story, an imperfect and very rewarding gamble. Claudia Bauer,, "SF choreographer Amy Seiwert’s risky Sketch lab pays off," 29 June 2018 The team at Mizuguchi's new studio Enhance Games has taken great care to choreograph each song to this trance vibration feature, which means this is far more than a predictable 4-4 thump or a carbon copy of the subwoofer channel. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Lumines Remastered turns the Nintendo Switch into a full-body vibration party," 26 June 2018 At the Columbia lakefront July 4, the annual Howard County fireworks show will be choreographed to music streamed through an app. Leah Brennan, Columbia Flier, "Yes, there's an app for Howard's sparkling July 4 fireworks," 25 June 2018 Pam Tanowitz has developed a habit: choreographing to masterpieces. New York Times, "A Choreographer Unafraid of Masterpieces Takes on T.S. Eliot," 3 July 2018 The 20-minute fireworks show will be choreographed to music broadcast on local radio station 102.9 The Lake. Rachel Jones, charlotteobserver, "Fireworks return to Memorial Stadium after five years. Here's what you need to know.," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of choreograph

1943, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of choreograph was in 1943

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English Language Learners Definition of choreograph

: to decide how a dancer or group of dancers will move during a performance

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