: a musical passage to be sung by a selected portion of the voices (as by a few from each part or by either the male or female voices only) in contrast with the full chorus
also : the portion of voices or singers that sing such a passage

Word History


semi- + chorus

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“Semichorus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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