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 After his return to England, Mr. Alston went on to choreograph for, and then lead, Ballet Rambert for 13 years, before founding the Richard Alston Dance Company. New York Times, "In England, Closing a Chapter of Modern Dance," 18 Feb. 2020 Inside that container, actors can feel free to explore their characters’ actions and impulses, which Lozoff then curates to choreograph a finished scene for the production. oregonlive, "Oregon Shakespeare Festival hires first full-time intimacy director ahead of 2020 season," 16 Feb. 2020 She has also performed in the United Kingdom and most recently created, choreographed and performed in a new show at the Magic Castle at Walt Disney World. cleveland, "First Master Class in dance at Avon High School for grades 7-12," 3 Feb. 2020 More than five million lines of code were written to choreograph the careful dance of pixels, props, robots, sound effects and simulators. Jason Farkas, CNN, "Exclusive: Inside the new Star Wars ride that could make or break Disney's $1 billion bet on Galaxy's Edge," 3 Dec. 2019 More than this, though, the hashtag is a way for users to digitally choreograph nostalgia. Wired, "#ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies Is the Season's Best Hashtag," 28 Nov. 2019 Bumgarner, originally expected to start the game, appeared as a pinch-hitter to face archrival Clayton Kershaw in the fifth inning in a moment that had to be choreographed by both managers. Henry Schulman,, "Giants end Bruce Bochy era with shutout loss to Dodgers," 29 Sep. 2019 Fake Fighting has also been hired by several theater companies, universities and high schools to choreograph their moments of violence. Lily Shaw, Twin Cities, "Startup Showcase: Providing a fighting chance for actors doing battle," 22 Sep. 2019 Tacy also won the bronze medal in the Juvenile Interpretive — a challenging event in which skaters have just a few minutes to choreograph a routine on their own after hearing music played twice., "Harford mother-daughter skaters medal at State Games of America," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of choreograph

1943, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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26 Feb 2020

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“Choreograph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 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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