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hyporchema

[ hahy-per-kee-muh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈki mə /
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noun, plural hy·por·che·ma·ta [hahy-per-kee-muh-tuh]. /ˌhaɪ pərˈki mə tə/.
a lively choral ode sung in ancient Greece in honor of Apollo or Dionysus.
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Origin of hyporchema

1595–1605; <Greek hypórchēma, equivalent to hyp-hyp- + orchē- (variant stem of orcheîsthai to dance with or to music; see orchestra) + -ma neuter noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM hyporchema

hy·por·che·mat·ic [hahy-per-kee-mat-ik], /ˌhaɪ pər kiˈmæt ɪk/, adjective
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