verb Date: 1943 transitive verb 1. to compose the choreography of <
choreograph a ballet
2. to arrange or direct the movements, progress, or details of <
a carefully choreographed meeting
intransitive verb to engage in choreography • choreographer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • choreograph — (v.) 1943, Amer.Eng., back formation from CHOREOGRAPHY (Cf. choreography), or else from Fr. choréographier (1827). Related: choreographed …   Etymology dictionary

  • choreograph — ► VERB ▪ compose the sequence of steps and moves for (a dance performance). DERIVATIVES choreographer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • choreograph — [kôr′ē ə graf΄] vt., vi. [back form. < CHOREOGRAPHY] 1. to design or plan the movements of (a dance, esp. a ballet) 2. to plan (an event or complex course of action) in careful detail choreographer [kôr′ēäg′rə fər] n …   English World dictionary

  • choreograph — UK [ˈkɒrɪəˌɡrɑːf] / US [ˈkɔrɪəˌɡræf] verb [transitive] Word forms choreograph : present tense I/you/we/they choreograph he/she/it choreographs present participle choreographing past tense choreographed past participle choreographed 1) to plan the …   English dictionary

  • Choreograph — Choreografie (griech. choreía = Tanz und gráphein = Schrift) bezeichnet heute das Erfinden und Einstudieren von Bewegungen, meist in Zusammenhang mit Tanz. Eine Choreografie wird ebenso wie eine musikalische Komposition als Kunstwerk betrachtet… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • choreograph — /kawr ee euh graf , grahf , kohr /, v.t. 1. to provide the choreography for: to choreograph a musical comedy. 2. to manage, maneuver, or direct: The author is a genius at choreographing a large cast of characters. v.i. 3. to work as a… …   Universalium

  • choreograph — verb Choreograph is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ballet, ↑sequence, ↑version, ↑work …   Collocations dictionary

  • choreograph — cho•re•o•graph [[t]ˈkɔr i əˌgræf, ˌgrɑf, ˈkoʊr [/t]] v. t. 1) mad to provide the choreography for: to choreograph a musical comedy[/ex] 2) cvb to manage, maneuver, or direct 3) mad to engage in choreography • Etymology: 1875–80; back formation… …   From formal English to slang

  • choreograph — /ˈkɒriəgræf/ (say koreeuhgraf), / graf/ (say grahf) verb (t) 1. to design the dance steps for: Helpmann choreographed The Display. 2. to plan carefully in a precise sequence of events: to choreograph a cabinet reshuffle …   Australian English dictionary

  • choreograph — verb a) To design and record the choreography for a dramatic work such as a ballet b) To direct the development of a project; to orchestrate See Also: choreographer …   Wiktionary

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