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Terpsichorean

[tərp-sih-kə-REE-ən]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Greek, early 19th century

1.

Relating to dancing.

Examples of Terpsichorean in a sentence

"The middle schoolers' terpsichorean routine was the highlight of the holiday pageant."

"He loved attending the terpsichorean society's annual dances."

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About Terpsichorean

Terpsichorean — which can be used as either an adjective or a noun — originated from the Greek word "terpsichore." "Terpsichore" translates to "a love of music and dancing," and referred to the Greek muse of the same name.

Did you Know?

Lace up your dancing shoes, because dancing is good for your physical and mental well-being. The National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute found that dancing reduces stress and tension, and also helps to prevent heart disease.

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