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

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Other Words from choreograph

choreographer \ ˌkȯr-​ē-​ˈä-​grə-​fər How to pronounce choreographer (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 Mouratolou has been flooding Twitter with videos of the team doing karaoke, choreographed dance numbers and even boxing with Mike Tyson. Elizabeth Wolfe And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "Serena Williams and Coco Gauff are gearing up for competition with karaoke, dancing and a bit of sparring with Mike Tyson," 19 Dec. 2019 The production features vocals sung in a variety of languages including some choreographed to sign language. Richard Tribou,, "What makes new cruise ship Sky Princess unique?," 9 Dec. 2019 Through Code the Hoan, students will meet musicians to develop lighting choreographed to songs and undergraduate students at MSOE will work with industry professionals on projects like a Light the Hoan. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Light the Hoan is bringing on Milwaukee students to "Code the Hoan"," 3 Dec. 2019 Pornhub has a collection of choreographed orgasms that’s the same duration as human civilization. Eric Spitznagel, Popular Mechanics, "Where the Filthy Things Are," 29 Oct. 2019 The movie does its best to capture the aroma, heat and choreographed chaos of the kitchen. Joyce Bautista Ferrari, Marie Claire, "All 21 Disney Pixar Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best," 21 Oct. 2019 This week, the former Bachelorette posted a hilarious video on Instagram of her family performing a somewhat chaotic yet adorable Christmas dance routine, all choreographed by the champion herself. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, "'DWTS' Winner Hannah Brown Taught Her Family A Christmas Dance Routine," 27 Dec. 2019 This year’s extravaganza includes everything from new laser colors to an array of overhead kinetic lights — four-foot sticks coated with LEDs, choreographed with wireless commands. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Behind the scenes as Trans-Siberian Orchestra creates a rocking winter wonderland," 19 Dec. 2019 McQueen starred alongside a whole gaggle of actual Porsche 917s and Ferrari 512 race cars, with carefully choreographed racing scenes that have never quite been matched. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Ford v Ferrari review: A big-budget, big-screen take on racing in the 1960s," 15 Nov. 2019

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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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15 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Choreograph.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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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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