cho·​reo·​graph | \ ˈkȯr-ē-ə-ˌgraf How to pronounce choreograph (audio) \
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

Other Words from choreograph

choreographer \ ˌkȯr-​ē-​ˈä-​grə-​fər How to pronounce choreograph (audio) \ 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
Recent Examples on the Web Randy Duncan will choreograph a world premiere finale. Doug George, Chicago Tribune, 12 May 2022 And Meg Donnelly will guest star as Val, a confident and funny college student and longtime camper-turned-Counselor-in-Training, who is ready to choreograph the summer production of Frozen. Sydney Bucksbaum,, 18 Jan. 2022 Struthers says Jason Mamoa, who works closely with his stunt double, was easy to choreograph for as the character Duncan Idaho. Stuart Miller, Variety, 17 Mar. 2022 Now New York City Ballet dancer, Bolden III had come back to SAB to choreograph a special performance featuring the students. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 9 Mar. 2022 Los Angeles based choreographer Sadie Wilking, who trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance, will choreograph the film. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 25 Feb. 2022 Kerrigan, who won a bronze medal at the 1992 Olympic games and a silver in 1994, is executive producing and will choreograph select skating sequences for the film. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Feb. 2022 Monday began Bengals week at the dance school, and each class had the opportunity to pick a song and choreograph a special routine in celebration of Sunday's game. Brook Endale, The Enquirer, 12 Feb. 2022 Long and narrow, so that Del Toro could choreograph the actors, the space sports Rorschach wood veneer walls and real marble floors. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of choreograph

1943, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Choreograph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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