from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The principal singer of a chorus.
  • noun The trainer or conductor of a chorus.


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  • She first had for teacher little Podmore, the fat chorus-master at “The Wells,” and who had taught her mother the “Tink-a-tink” song which has been such a favourite since it first appeared.

    Mens Wives 2006

  • The same thing may be observed in the arts and sciences; for the painter will not allow the figure to have a foot which, however beautiful, is not in proportion, nor will the shipbuilder allow the stem or any other part of the vessel to be unduly large, any more than the chorus-master will allow any one who sings louder or better than all the rest to sing in the choir.

    Politics Aristotle 2002

  • Will Callimachus, the chorus-master, contribute anything?

    The Ecclesiazusae 2000

  • Phileas was a chorus-master who, if he had had to stand the chorus upside down, would still have achieved faultless grouping and each syllable crystal clear.

    The Mask of Apollo Renault, Mary, 1905-1983 1966

  • Just then the chorus-master came in, a little bouncing man who knew artists all over Greece and demanded news of them, and I had to talk theater.

    The Mask of Apollo Renault, Mary, 1905-1983 1966

  • That evening we were summoned back to meet the chorus-master, the flute-player and the skene-painter.

    The Mask of Apollo Renault, Mary, 1905-1983 1966

  • Then Stratokles, the chorus-master, said he had never seen the full text of Hectors Ransom, having been given only the choral parts, and everyone demanded a recital.

    The Mask of Apollo Renault, Mary, 1905-1983 1966

  • The chorus-master deserves everybody's, and has our own, especial commendations.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, November 6, 1841, Various

  • In 1833, at the age of twenty, Wagner had taken up music professionally, and got a position as chorus-master.

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2 Rupert Hughes 1914

  • Wagner had scarcely time to look around him before his brother Albert offered him the post of chorus-master.

    Richard Wagner Runciman, John F 1913


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