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[kawr-ee-uh-graf, -grahf, kohr-] /ˈkɔr i əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈkoʊr-/
verb (used with object)
to provide the choreography for:
to choreograph a musical comedy.
to manage, maneuver, or direct:
The author is a genius at choreographing a large cast of characters.
verb (used without object)
to work as a choreographer.
1875-80; back formation from choreography
Related forms
rechoreograph, verb (used with object)
unchoreographed, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for choreographed
  • Many admissions offices now use new technologies to broadcast their carefully choreographed messages.
  • Board meetings are carefully choreographed events, designed by administrations to display their excellence.
  • One certainty is that my dean adeptly choreographed the event, unbeknownst to me until the curtain had already fallen.
  • The process is intricately choreographed, and timing is everything.
  • Close to the boundary minutely choreographed wanderings mark the onset of the instability.
  • He performed carefully choreographed routines that included exciting new moves, such as spins.
  • choreographed fountain shows inevitably bring traffic to a halt whenever the operatic arias start.
  • When the system is working as it's supposed to, all this action is as precisely choreographed as a minuet.
  • The real problem was that the campaign had been choreographed without the candidate.
  • The sword duels usually look fake, slowly choreographed.
British Dictionary definitions for choreographed


(transitive) to compose the steps and dances for (a piece of music or ballet)
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Word Origin and History for choreographed



1943, American English, back-formation from choreography, or else from French choréographier (1827). Figurative sense from c.1965. Related: choreographed.

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