- Classical Mythology. the Muse of dancing and choral song.
- (lowercase) choreography; the art of dancing.
Origin of Terpsichore
Examples from the Web for terpsichore
Historical Examples of terpsichore
The Terpsichore had only the boatswain and three seamen wounded.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves
He kept, as he was wont to phrase it gently himself, a temple of Terpsichore.Blood Royal
Mammon, not Terpsichore, is the genius to whom worship is paid.Romantic Spain
John Augustus O'Shea
Well, there was Terpsichore—her disciples are spoken of every day in the newspapers.The Patient Observer
Did you ever hear of any one in New Leeds who was named Terpsichore?Gordon Keith
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- the Muse of the dance and of choral song
Word Origin for Terpsichore
the muse of the dance, Greek Terpsikhore, literally "enjoyment of dance," from terpein "to delight" (from PIE root *terp- "to satisfy;" cf. Sanskrit trpyati "takes one's fill," Lithuanian tarpstu "to thrive, prosper") + khoros "dance, chorus" (see chorus).