Definition of terpsichorean in English:

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terpsichorean

Pronunciation: /ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən/
formal or humorous

adjective

Relating to dancing: ‘the twist’ was a revolutionary terpsichorean innovation
More example sentences
  • Now when the French government sponsors a festival, it does so with a certain panache, and this offering of contemporary French dance provided a shop window on their terpsichorean culture with ten companies splashed over two weeks.
  • It was clear that Anita Ratnam was an object of devotion and an inspiration to her talented young dancers - to whom she gave generous space to display their admirable terpsichorean gifts.
  • The climax to these terpsichorean rites was, of course, the appearance of the King himself, also masked and sometimes specifically attired as the Sun in its Heaven.

noun

A dancer.
Example sentences
  • Then again, dear reader, have you taken a close look at our native terpsichoreans?
  • Although ballet took on a new look with the abstract terpsichoreans of Balanchine, this 1984 piece for me was the onset of contemporary ballet.
  • Every Sunday, around 10 or 11 in the morning, a few dozen terpsichoreans gather in the park's concourse, slip some Basie into a boombox, take to the stage, and dance.

Origin

Early 19th century: from Terpsichore (used in the 18th century to denote a female dancer or the art of dance) + -an.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: terp|sich¦or|ean

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