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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Definitions for terpsichorean

  1. Pertaining to dancing.
  2. A dancer.

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Citations for terpsichorean
I even saw Major West that evening tapping his foot and picking up his feet in terpsichorean splendor with Mrs. West.” Jackson Bailey, My Love and I
They're agile, they're flexible, they're terpsichorean." Tom Wolfe, A Man in Full
Origin of terpsichorean
Terpsichorean comes from the name of the Greek muse of dancing, Terpischore. The word is a combination of the Greek terpein, "to delight," and -khoros, "chorus."