Definition of oread in English:


Syllabification: o·re·ad
Pronunciation: /ˈôrēˌad


Greek & Roman Mythology
A nymph believed to inhabit mountains.
More 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.


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

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