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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kuh-ree-uh, kaw-, koh-]
    • /kəˈri ə, kɔ-, koʊ-/
    • /kˈɔːreɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-ree-uh, kaw-, koh-]
    • /kəˈri ə, kɔ-, koʊ-/

Definitions of choreic word

  • noun choreic any of several diseases of the nervous system characterized by jerky, involuntary movements, chiefly of the face and extremities. 1
  • noun choreic Also called St. Vitus's dance. such a disease occurring chiefly in children and associated with rheumatic fever. 1
  • noun choreic Veterinary Pathology. a disease of the central nervous system caused by bacterial or organic degeneration, most common in dogs following canine distemper, characterized by irregular, jerky, involuntary muscular movements. 1
  • noun choreic (pathology) Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting chorea. 1
  • noun choreic One who has chorea. 0

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Origin of choreic

First appearance:

before 1680
One of the 48% oldest English words
1680-90; < Greek choreía a dance, equivalent to chor(ós) chorus + -eia -y3

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Parts of speech for Choreic


choreic popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

choreic usage trend in Literature

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