(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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tėrp-sik′ō-rē, n. one of the nine muses, who presided over choral song and dancing.—adj. Terpsichorē′an, relating to Terpsichore, or to dancing. [Gr. terpsichorē, delighting in dancing—terpsis, delight—terpein, to enjoy, choros, dancing.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the Muse of choral song and dancing.
The numerical value of terpsichore in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of terpsichore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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