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

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In Martin’s 17th and final appearance at the College World Series, which begins with Saturday’s opening-round game between FSU and Arkansas, the stage is set for the Baseball Gods to choreograph one of the greatest walk-offs in the annals of sports. Mike Bianchi,, "Even Gators coach Kevin O’Sullivan is rooting for FSU legend Mike Martin to finally win a national championship | Commentary," 14 June 2019 The two had also crossed paths at the audition for stage musical Alive and Kicking in 1949; Cole was choreographing the show, while Fosse and then-wife and dance partner Mary Ann Niles were auditioning. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Complete Timeline of the Real Relationship Between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon," 9 Apr. 2019 Hamrick will be choreographing the ballet, while Jagger is curating the music from his extensive back-catalogue of tracks. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "Mick Jagger Reveals What it's Like to Collaborate With His Girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick," 28 Feb. 2019 My students, meeting new students around THE WORLD, choreographing, directing, creative directing, and dancing for a handful of huge beautifully talented and inspiring artists. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "There Were Signs That Demi Lovato Was Falling Back into Her Addiction," 26 July 2018 Paula Abdul choreographed a two-minute African dance number. Amber Ferguson,, "Before Wakanda, there was Zamunda: Eddie Murphy's 'Coming to America' turns 30," 29 June 2018 These heroes stomp, sing, do choreographed movement, serve as a kind of Greek chorus in the shadows and whisk sets and props on and off with efficiency that never calls attention to itself. Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, "‘Bright Star,’ a musical tale of NC mountain life, glows steadily and endearingly," 27 June 2018 The bartenders and steady dancers, the ones who climb catwalks rather than perform choreographed burlesque shows, are regular employees. Amy S. Rosenberg,, "'It's surreal.' Ivan Kane revs up his Royal Jelly Burlesque Club as Revel comes back as Ocean Resort," 21 June 2018 The ballet based on his life — and death — was choreographed by his mother, Amy Grant Wolfe, who is the artistic director at the Manassas Ballet Theatre. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, "This teen may one day be a Marine. But first, he must dance in the footsteps of a fallen warrior," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of choreograph

1943, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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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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