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 Johnson took office in a day of carefully choreographed political drama that began with May attending the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions period in the House of Commons for the last time. Time, "New U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Vows to Leave the E.U. on Oct. 31 No Matter What," 24 July 2019 The show — written, choreographed and directed by Allen — features about 150 youth cast members dancing alongside professional artists. Los Angeles Times, "12 dance performances to see in L.A. this fall," 12 Sep. 2019 The coronation will debut a theatrical performance by lead dramatist and director Daniele Finzi Pasca, who has directed Cirque du Soleil productions and choreographed the closing ceremonies of the Turin and Sochi Winter Olympics in 2006 and 2014. Elizabeth Preske, Smithsonian, "This Wine Festival in Switzerland Only Happens Once a Generation—and It’s Taking Place Right Now," 19 July 2019 And still did stuff like the talent show at school, and Stacy would be the one to choreograph the talent show. Grant Wahl,, "Mother's Death a Source of Sudden Sadness, Tribute for USWNT's Christen Press," 4 July 2019 At the outset of a war, interconnected AI systems would pick out targets, from missile launchers to aircraft-carriers, and choreograph rapid and precise strikes to destroy them in the most efficient order. The Economist, "Artificial intelligence is changing every aspect of war," 7 Sep. 2019 The show will take place over the World Showcase lagoon and include floating set pieces, choreographed fountains, pyrotechnics, and more. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "All The Changes Coming to Disney Next Year, From the Avengers Campus to an Epcot Redesign," 27 Aug. 2019 That’s not the usual task with theater, a species of choreographed make-believe. New York Times, "The Cell, the Spell and the Mystery of ‘Sea Wall/A Life’," 27 Aug. 2019 Wine’s curated collections and custom book jackets demonstrate how books can be meticulously choreographed to transform ordinary shelves into artistic masterpieces. NBC News, "A better way to organize and style your bookshelves," 25 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of choreograph

1943, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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5 Nov 2019

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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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