Definition of choric in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkôrik/


Belonging to, spoken by, or resembling a chorus in drama or recitation.
Example sentences
  • Where Brecht uses song or projected words upon a screen, Shakespeare is more likely to use choric characters who may utter highly wrought poetic speeches of some length only to disappear for the rest of the play.
  • In the same way, the sight of his father defeated by unemployment provides Death of a Salesman with its Greek, choric universality.
  • He praises her perfection in hyperbolic, mythological terms in the long speech which precedes the choric conclusion to the play.


Mid 19th century: via late Latin from Greek khorikos, from khoros 'chorus'.

Words that rhyme with choric

aleatoric, allegoric, anaphoric, camphoric, categoric, Doric, euphoric, historic, metaphoric, meteoric, phantasmagoric, phosphoric, pyrophoric, semaphoric, sophomoric, theophoric, Warwick, Yorick

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Syllabification: cho·ric

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