[ pahy-er-i-deez ]
/ paɪˈɛr ɪˌdiz /
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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Words nearby Pierides
, Pierian Spring
, Piero della Francesca
, Piero di Cosimo
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How to use Pierides in a sentence
The same thing happened since to the Pierides; so much has fable always imitated sacred history.
The coupling often takes place in the air; thus among pierides.
His own enrolled unrhythmical bardic troops (humorous mercenaries when Celts) do his trumpeting best, and offend not the Pierides.
The nine daughters of Pierus, king of Emathia, were called Pierides.
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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