terpsichorean

terpsichorean

[turp-si-kuh-ree-uhn, turp-si-kawr-ee-uhn, -kohr-]
adjective
1.
pertaining to dancing.
2.
(initial capital letter) of or pertaining to Terpsichore.
noun
3.
a dancer.

Origin:
Terpsichore + -an

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Terpsichorean (ˌtɜːpsɪkəˈrɪən, -ˈkɔːrɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to dancing or the art of dancing
 
n
2.  a dancer

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terpsichorean
"pertaining to dancing," 1869, lit. "of Terpsichore," from L. form of Gk. Terpsikhore, muse of dancing and dramatic chorus (see Terpsichore). Hence theatrical slang terp "stage dancer, chorus girl" (1937).
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