plural noun Classical Mythology.
nine Thessalian maidens who challenged the Muses to a singing contest, lost, and were changed into magpies for insulting the victors.
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Historical Examples of pierides
His own enrolled unrhythmical bardic troops (humorous mercenaries when Celts) do his trumpeting best, and offend not the Pierides.
The same thing happened since to the Pierides; so much has fable always imitated sacred history.
British Dictionary definitions for pierides
pl n Greek myth
nine maidens of Thessaly, who were defeated in a singing contest by the Muses and turned into magpies for their effrontery
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