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Thursday, January 07, 2016

Definitions for terpsichorean

  1. pertaining to dancing.
  2. (initial capital letter) of or relating to Terpsichore.
  3. a dancer.

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Citations for terpsichorean
At the moment the son's popularity is threatened in Havana by a new dance known as the botacita (the little boat), and enterprising U.S. dance promoters like Arthur Murray are scurrying to Cuba hoping to find it a new terpsichorean gold mine. Winthrop Sargeant, "Cuba's Tin Pan Alley," Life, October 6, 1947
In the real estate business, market values can move up and down very fast. They're agile, they're flexible, they're terpsichorean. Tom Wolfe, A Man in Full, 1998
Origin of terpsichorean
Terpsichorean comes from the name of the Muse of dancing and choral song in classical mythology, Terpsichore.