Definition of choric in English:


Line breaks: chor¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒrɪk
, ˈkɔːrɪk


Belonging to, spoken by, or resembling a chorus in drama or recitation: he is a choric commentator speaking with the wisdom of age
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  • 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'.

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