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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Other Words from choreograph

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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The app, the sign, my destinations… all of it was part of a day-long, intricately choreographed pageant put on by Ford to offer a glimpse of its autonomous future. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Ford’s self-driving cars are really good, but are they good enough to win?," 15 Nov. 2018 To kick-start the initiative, five accomplished innovators—Michelle Dorrance, Stefanie Batten Bland, Lauren Lovette, Claudia Schreier, and Jessica Lang—have been commissioned to choreograph new work. Amy Fine Collins, Marie Claire, "Female Choreographers Take Center Stage at American Ballet Theater," 10 Oct. 2018 The actress, who appeared on Dancing With The Stars in 2017, also hinted that the couple’s first dance might be choreographed by her DTWS partner Gleb Savchenko., "This Pretty Little Liar Got Married In Ireland," 28 May 2018 In an exclusive clip shared with Billboard, Eureka works on recording her verse with help from Drag Race regular Todrick Hall, who will be choreographing the girls’ performance. Henry Youtt, Billboard, "Watch Eureka Imitate an Elephant in Entertaining 'Drag Race' Clip: Exclusive," 14 June 2018 Stephanie Klemons, who recently choreographed a Super Bowl ad with Eli Manning and Odell Beckham, Jr., will direct. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, "Vanessa Hudgens, Eden Espinosa Join Kennedy Center Production of 'In the Heights'," 13 Feb. 2018 The dramatic fight scenes choreographed by George Ye were very well done. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "REVIEW: 'Romeo and Juliet' in Poway, a mix of modern with tradition," 11 July 2018 Everything must be perfectly choreographed, and Kapur and his crew start this performance anew for 65 to 75 orders a night. Ali Bouzari,, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 22 June 2018 Meanwhile, a former treasury official from Uzbekistan said that visits from international data collectors were highly choreographed, and that the regime was easily able to control survey outcomes. Alex Gladstein, The New Republic, "Why Dictators Love Development Statistics," 26 Apr. 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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