noun, plural hyporchemata [hahy-per-kee-muh-tuh] .
a lively choral ode sung in ancient Greece in honor of Apollo or Dionysus.

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

hyporchematic [hahy-per-kee-mat-ik] , adjective
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