Terpsichorean
Terpsichorean Terp`sich*o*re"an, a. Of or pertaining to Terpsichore; of or pertaining to dancing. [1913 Webster]

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  • terpsichorean — (adj.) pertaining to dancing, 1869, lit. of Terpsichore, from Latinized form of Gk. Terpsikhore, muse of dancing and dramatic chorus (see TERPSICHORE (Cf. Terpsichore)). Hence theatrical slang terp stage dancer, chorus girl (1937) …   Etymology dictionary

  • terpsichorean — formal or humorous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to dancing. ► NOUN ▪ a dancer. ORIGIN from Terpsichore, the ancient Greek and Roman Muse of dance …   English terms dictionary

  • terpsichorean — [tʉrp΄si kə rē′ən, tʉrp΄si kôr′ē ən] adj. 1. [T ] of Terpsichore 2. having to do with dancing n. a dancer: now only in facetious use …   English World dictionary

  • terpsichorean — 1. adjective /ˌtəːp.sɪ.kəɹˈiː.ən,ˌtɝp.sɪ.kəˈɹiː.ən,ˌtɝp.sɪˈkɔɹ.iː.ən/ Of or relating to dancing. This was such an entirely new view of the Terpsichorean art as socially practised, that Mrs Lammle looked at her young friend in some astonishment 2 …   Wiktionary

  • terpsichorean — adjective Date: 1825 of or relating to dancing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • terpsichorean — /terrp si keuh ree euhn, terrp si kawr ee euhn, kohr /, adj. 1. pertaining to dancing. 2. (cap.) of or pertaining to Terpsichore. n. 3. a dancer. [TERPSICHORE + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Terpsichorean — adjective ; of or relating to dancing …   Wiktionary

  • terpsichorean — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person who dances, especially professionally: dancer. Slang: hoofer. See REPETITION …   English dictionary for students

  • terpsichorean — adj. of dancing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • terpsichorean — [ˌtə:psɪkə ri:ən] formal or humorous adjective relating to dancing. noun a dancer. Origin C19: from Terpsichore, the Muse of dance in Greek and Roman mythology, + an …   English new terms dictionary

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