choppy, adj. 1. (of the sea, a lake, etc.) wavy, undulating, rough, bumpy, uneven, irregular; blustery, turbulent, tempestuous, stormy.
2. (of the wind) gusty, squallish; variable, varying, fluctuant, protean, shifting, changeable, changeful, changing, swirling, whirling; inconstant, unstable, unsteady; capricious, mercurial, erratic, fitful, unreliable. chops, n. 1. jaw, muzzle; jaws, jowls, chaps; mouth, oral cavity, (of an animal) maw; All SI. gob, Scot. gab, bazoo, kisser, mush, trap, yap.
2. lick one's chops Slang, anticipate, relish, savor, choral, adj. choric, group, concert, in concert, in chorus, in unison; vocal, singing, operatic, hymnal, psalmic; harmonious, euphonious, concordant, accordant, symphonic, chorale, n. 1. hymn, hymn-tune, psalm, doxology, motet, canticle, cantata.
2. choir, chorus. See chorus (def. 3). chore, n. 1. task, job, work, domestic work; routine, exercise, turn, stint.
2. assignment, duty, obligation, charge, care, responsibility; burden, nuisance, bother, trouble, inconvenience, SI. drag, chortle, v. 1. chuckle, laugh gleefully; snicker, snigger; chant, sing exultantly; cackle, triumph, gloat, gloat over, crow, crow over. -n. 2. chuckle, giggle, snicker, cackle, chorus, n. 1. musical composition, Music, polyphony, Music, counterpoint, antiphony, antiphon, part music, part song, chorale; hymn, chant, plainsong, song, ballad, carol, descant, anthem; tune, air, melody, ditty, aria, arietta, lay, canzonet, cavatina.
2. refrain, Music, burden, Music, repetend, repetition, Music, coda, response, verse, strophe, antistrophe; ode, epode.
3. choir, choristers, chorale, choral group, glee club, Ger. Kapelle, ensemble, group of singers; carolers, street singers, Brit, waits.
4. (all of sounds) unison, accord, harmony, concert, one voice, unity, oneness; consonance, correspondence, agreement, assonance; concord, concordance, consensus, concurrence, unanimity. christen, v. 1. baptize, sprinkle, besprinkle, asperse, anoint; immerse, submerge, dunk, Archaic, dip; lay on the hands, Obs. impose.
2. name, call, dub, title, entitle, style; term, designate, denominate, Archaic, nominate.
3. dedicate, consecrate, hallow, sanctify.
4. initiate, (of a ship) launch, inaugurate, commence; begin using, break out, break in. chronic, adj. 1. inveterate, confirmed, habitual, hardened; set, settled, fixed, rooted, established; deep-rooted, deep-seated, ingrained, implanted, inborn, inbred.
2. persistent, constant, continual, continuous, incessant, unabating, unmitigating; lingering, continuing, lasting, abiding, enduring, unyielding, longstanding; lifelong, long-lived, of long duration, longevous; perpetual, eternal, permanent, ceaseless, endless, never-ending.
3. seasonal, perennial, cyclic, successive, frequent; intermittent, periodic, periodical, recurrent, recurring; repetitious, repeating, iterative, reiterative, repetitive. chronicle, n. 1. calendar, almanac, journal, log, record, memorandum, annal, archive; register, registry, docket, diary, document; roster, schedule, scroll; minutes, proceedings, transactions.
2. history, account, chronology; narrative, narration, recital, relation, story, legend, saga, epic, fortunes, adventures; memoirs, biography, autobiography, life.