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oread

Syllabification: o·re·ad
Pronunciation: /ˈôrēˌad
 
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Definition of oread in English:

noun

Greek & Roman Mythology
A nymph believed to inhabit mountains.
Example sentences
  • I would, while listening, gaze at the record cover with its image of Julie leaping in mid-flight like an oread, her skirt billowing up with carefree delight.
  • Oreads danced under the pale moon-bows.

Origin

from Latin Oreas, Oread-, from Greek Oreias, from oros 'mountain'.

Words that rhyme with oread

chiliad

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