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chorine

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːriːn
 
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Definition of chorine in English:

noun

A chorus girl: pictures of 1930's chorines in stage costumes of the period
More example sentences
  • In Astaire's extraordinarily complex ‘Bojangles of Harlem,’ he dances by himself, with a proliferation of chorines, and finally with three massive rear-projection shadows of himself.
  • And he became inordinately fond of various chorines and divas.
  • After all, the young women she affectionately called ‘my girls’ were no common chorines.

Origin

1920s (originally US): from chorus + -ine3.

Words that rhyme with chorine

chlorine, Doreen, Maureen, Noreen, taurine

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