What does terpsichore mean?

Definitions for terpsichoretɜrpˈsɪk əˌri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Terpsichore(noun)

    (Greek mythology) the Muse of the dance and of choral song

  2. dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation(noun)

    taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music


  1. Terpsichore(ProperNoun)

    One of the nine Muses, ruling over dance and the dramatic chorus. She is usually depicted sitting down, holding a lyre.

  2. Origin: From Τερψιχόρη, from τέρψις + χορός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terpsichore(noun)

    the Muse who presided over the choral song and the dance, especially the latter


  1. Terpsichore

    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

  1. Terpsichore

    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

  1. Terpsichorë

    the Muse of choral song and dancing.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of terpsichore in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of terpsichore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ethel Barrymore:

    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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