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choreography

[kawr-ee-og-ruh-fee, kohr-] /ˌkɔr iˈɒg rə fi, ˌkoʊr-/
noun
1.
the art of composing ballets and other dances and planning and arranging the movements, steps, and patterns of dancers.
2.
the technique of representing the various movements in dancing by a system of notation.
3.
the arrangement or manipulation of actions leading up to an event:
the choreography of a surprise birthday party.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < Greek chore- (stem of choreía chorea) + -o- + -graphy
Related forms
choreographic
[kawr-ee-uh-graf-ik, kohr-] /ˌkɔr i əˈgræf ɪk, ˌkoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
choreographically, adverb
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  • choreographic techniques one choreographic technique is improvisation.
British Dictionary definitions for choreographic

choreography

/ˌkɒrɪˈɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the composition of dance steps and sequences for ballet and stage dancing
2.
the steps and sequences of a ballet or dance
3.
the notation representing such steps
4.
the art of dancing
Derived Forms
choreographer, choregrapher, noun
choreographic (ˌkɒrɪəˈɡræfɪk), choregraphic (ˌkɒrəˈɡræfɪk) adjective
choreographically, choregraphically, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from Greek khoreia dance + -graphy
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Word Origin and History for choreographic

choreography

n.

1789, from French chorégraphie, coined from Latinized form of Greek khoreia "dance" (see chorus) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy). Related: Choreographic.

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choreographic in Culture

choreography definition


The art of arranging dance movements for performance.

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