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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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 Co-Artistic Directors Renée Jaworski and Matt Kent will choreograph three, five-minute pieces for 15 USJ students throughout the USJ campus., "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 24 Sep. 2020 Who among us did not choreograph a full interpretive dance to this song in the second grade? Andrea Wurzburger,, "Dancing with the Stars Predictions: Here's What Every Contestant Should Dance to on Night One," 2 Sep. 2020 Milwaukee Ballet artistic director Michael Pink will choreograph the show. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Skylight Music Theatre revamps 2020-'21 season, plans small-cast shows for limited-capacity audiences," 1 Sep. 2020 The goal: choreograph a sharp contrast with the Democratic National Convention that's set to take place one week earlier, Aug. 17-20, in Milwaukee. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, "GOP, Democratic leaders rush to overhaul convention plans in era of COVID-19," 14 June 2020 As businesses reopen, signs can choreograph pedestrian flow, remind customers to keep six feet apart, and help coworkers navigate new social greetings. Anne Quito, Quartz at Work, "The sophisticated design behind a simple coronavirus sign," 3 June 2020 The huge and highly choreographed set piece of the Chinese political calendar got underway Friday with around 3,000 Communist Party officials and military delegates descending on Beijing. NBC News, "Next round of virus relief, early prison releases and a cautious holiday weekend," 22 May 2020 The call, which was moderated by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, was choreographed. Shawn Donnan,, "Committee to Save World Is a No-Show, Pushing Economy to Brink," 5 May 2020 In China’s carefully choreographed diplomatic calendar, the itinerary of the president’s first overseas trip can send signals about his long-term strategic goals. Philip Heijmans,, "Xi Courts an Isolated Myanmar in First State Visit of the Year," 8 May 2020

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First Known Use of choreograph

1943, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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5 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Choreograph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 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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