from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The Muse of dancing and choral singing.
- n. The art of dancing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. One of the nine Muses, ruling over dance and the dramatic chorus. She is usually depicted sitting down, holding a lyre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Muse who presided over the choral song and the dance, especially the latter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classical mythology, one of the Muses, the especial companion of Melpomene, and the patroness of the choral dance and of the dramatic chorus developed from it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) the Muse of the dance and of choral song
- n. taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
Latin Terpsichorē, from Greek Terpsikhorē, from feminine of terpsikhoros, dance-loving : terpein, to delight + khoros, dance; see gher-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Τερψιχόρη, from τέρψις (terpsis, "enjoyment, delight") + χορός (khoros, "chorus"). (Wiktionary)