American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to dancing.
- n. A dancer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- [cap. or lowercase] Relating to the Muse Terpsichore, or to dancing and lyrical poetry, which were sacred to this Muse: as, the terpsichorean art (that is, dancing).
- n. [lowercase] A dancer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Terpsichore; of or pertaining to dancing.
- n. a performer who dances professionally
- adj. of or relating to dancing
- From Terpsichore, the Muse of dance in Greek mythology. (Wiktionary)
- From Terpsichore. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It is the custom at some of their gatherings, after the hunting season is over, for the men to indulge in a kind of terpsichorean performance, at the same time relating in Homeric style the heroic deeds they have done.”
“Astaire 1899-1987 couldn't stand to think of himself as the embodiment of terpsichorean romance or a pin-up boy for love-starved shopgirls.”
“But it demonstrated that—at least here—Mr. Lepage could do everything except for a few high leg lifts his terpsichorean partners could do.”
“Everyone loved how we deflected their thoughts from the scurrilous rumors of a government-instigated famine in the Ukraine with a veritable cornucopia of terpsichorean appetizers!”
“Showing what happens (lucky you) when you get caught between the moon and New York City, Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away, her terpsichorean celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra (27 songs, with the classic arrangements), swept, timelessly hip, into Segerstrom Hall.”
“Showing what happens lucky you when you get caught between the moon and New York City, Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away, her terpsichorean celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra, swept into Segerstrom Hall.”
“From terpsichorean temptress to sorority sweetheart, just like that.”
“They've taken to mimicking lawn-irrigation systems in imitation, terpsichorean scholars tell us, of a short-lived fad from 1980s Australia.”
“The same way that North American big band jazz is closely intertwined with popular dance music, Latin Jazz does a perennial cha-cha-cha back-and-forth with salsa and mambo and other terpsichorean forms.”
“This terpsichorean "violent exercise" finally ended when "the headman, waving his sword over my head, struck it into the ground, about two inches from my left foot [and] made a short discourse, which my interpreter told me was only to bid me a hearty welcome.”
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