cho·​rine ˈkȯr-ˌēn How to pronounce chorine (audio)

Examples of chorine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of the Broadway chorines of the original, her mermaid siblings are a multiethnic, runway-ready General Assembly. Wesley Morris, New York Times, 24 May 2023 No one was remotely surprised when Rob Marshall’s flashily entertaining Broadway-to-Hollywood adaptation won six Oscars, including best picture and best supporting actress for Catherine Zeta-Jones, so riveting as the murderous chorine Velma Kelly. Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2023 By contrast, Crawford started as a chorine and her range of performance wasn’t large; her theatrical craft was modest but her onscreen presence and projection of character was—and, in the rewatching, is—colossal. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 23 Mar. 2017 Kahlia Davis is sexy and surprisingly sweet as the sassy chorine who becomes Peggy’s best gal pal. Kara Gibson Slocum is wonderfully vain as the show’s leading lady, a manipulative stage vet whose Oklahoma sugar daddy is financing the show. Robert W. Butler,, 3 May 2017

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Word History


chorus + -ine, feminine noun suffix (as in Pauline)

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chorine was in 1922

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“Chorine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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