Definitions for terpsichoretɜrpˈsɪk əˌri
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(Greek mythology) the Muse of the dance and of choral song
dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation(noun)
taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
One of the nine Muses, ruling over dance and the dramatic chorus. She is usually depicted sitting down, holding a lyre.
Origin: From Τερψιχόρη, from τέρψις + χορός.
the Muse who presided over the choral song and the dance, especially the latter
In Greek mythology, Terpsichore "delight in dancing" was one of the nine Muses, ruling over dance and the dramatic chorus. She lends her name to the word "terpsichorean" which means "of or relating to dance". She is usually depicted sitting down, holding a lyre, accompanying the dancers' choirs with her music. Her name comes from the Greek words τέρπω and χoρός.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the Muse of choral song and dancing.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
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