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Sunday, November 18, 2012

terpsichorean

\turp-si-kuh-REE-uhn\ , adjective;
1.
Pertaining to dancing.
noun:
1.
A dancer.
Quotes:
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:
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."
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