- pertaining to dancing.
- (initial capital letter) of or relating to Terpsichore.
- a dancer.
Origin of terpsichorean
Examples from the Web for terpsichorean
If this troupe of terpsichorean marauders was to be dislodged she must have assistance.The Girl on the Boat
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
I have also received several invitations to Terpsichorean revels.A Yeoman's Letters
P. T. Ross
There was a shout of laughter from the boys at this burst of terpsichorean art.Marjorie Dean High School Freshman
Of all the towns of Europe Vienna is the Terpsichorean town.My Austrian Love
Associated words: terpsichorean, Terpsichore, choregraphy, dervish.Putnam's Word Book
Louis A. Flemming
- of or relating to dancing or the art of dancing
- a dancer
Word Origin and History for terpsichorean
"pertaining to dancing," 1869, literally "of Terpsichore," from Latinized form of Greek Terpsikhore, muse of dancing and dramatic chorus (see Terpsichore). Hence theatrical slang terp "stage dancer, chorus girl" (1937).