choro

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See also: chorro and chôro

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese choro (lament).

Noun[edit]

choro (usually uncountable, plural choros)

  1. (music) A genre of Brazilian popular music

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

chorō

  1. dative singular of chorus
  2. ablative singular of chorus

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Back-formation from chorar. For the origin of the music sense there exist various theories:

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Noun[edit]

choro m (plural choros)

  1. crying
    Synonyms: pranto
  2. cry
  3. wailing
  4. (music) choro (Brazilian popular music genre)
    Synonyms: chorinho
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choro

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of chorar

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From dialectal slang choró.

Adjective[edit]

choro (feminine singular chora, masculine plural choros, feminine plural choras)

  1. (Chile, colloquial) cool
    ¡Qué choro!, me lo llevo.How cool, I'll take it!
  2. (Chile, colloquial) brave and/or aggressive person
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Quechua churu.

Noun[edit]

choro m (plural choros)

  1. (South America) mussel
  2. (Chile, vulgar) vulva
  3. (South America, Spain, vulgar) thief
  4. (Mexico, colloquial) lip service, empty talk
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