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hyporchema

[hahy-per-kee-muh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈki mə/
noun, plural hyporchemata
[hahy-per-kee-muh-tuh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈki mə tə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a lively choral ode sung in ancient Greece in honor of Apollo or Dionysus.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Greek hypórchēma, equivalent to hyp- hyp- + orchē- (variant stem of orcheîsthai to dance with or to music; see orchestra) + -ma neuter noun suffix
Related forms
hyporchematic
[hahy-per-kee-mat-ik] /ˌhaɪ pər kiˈmæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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