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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The video was directed by Ezra Hurwitz, styled by Rebecca Dennett, and choreographed by James Alsop, who has worked with Beyoncé. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Levi's Donated 250 Pairs of Jeans to SIA and Everytown's "Enough" Video for Gun Safety," 22 Oct. 2018 The Spring 2019 show opened with a theatrical routine choreographed by Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dancers Took Over the Runway at Dior's Spring 2019 Show," 24 Sep. 2018 Later on, Jay Jay whipped out an incredibly energetic piece choreographed by dance expert Mandy Moore. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'So You Think You Can Dance' Fans Are Flipping Out Over Last Night's Results," 28 Aug. 2018 Its members choreograph and present new works, tour nationally and internationally, train teachers in their innovative methods, and are known for their groundbreaking commitment to improvisation and to multimedia performance. Nancy G. Heller,, "Group Motion, Philly's modern dance innovator, throws itself a 50th birthday bash for the ages," 27 June 2018 Consider Glover's dancing, presumably choreographed to mimic a minstrel character; the murder of choir singers, evoking the Charleston church massacre; and death riding in on a white horse. Sonia Rao,, "A new era of political music videos is born," 14 June 2018 People later reported that Emma and Sasha actually choreographed the first dance for Linda and Drew Although Emma said Linda was a natural, Linda was still a bit nervous about her abilities. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Everything You Should Know About Property Brother Drew Scott and Linda Phan's Wedding," 5 June 2018 What’s New On Tuesdays starting June 5, Dance Collective offers a contemporary dance class and choreographed demos beginning at 6 p.m. at Great River Park in East Hartford. Susan Dunne,, "A Summer Full Of Free Things To Do On The Riverfront," 16 May 2018 Take it brick-by-brick, step-by-slippered step, and make sure that each movement is choreographed in time with the rhythm of your inner world. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes October 15-21," 13 Oct. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of choreograph

: to decide how a dancer or group of dancers will move during a performance

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