Definition of oread in English:

oread

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːrɪad
 
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noun

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.

Origin

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

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