Terpsichore


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Terp·sich·o·re

 (tûrp-sĭk′ə-rē)
n.
1. Greek Mythology The Muse of dancing and choral singing.
2. terpsichore The art of dancing.

[Latin Terpsichorē, from Greek Terpsikhorē, from feminine of terpsikhoros, dance-loving : terpein, to delight + khoros, dance; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]

Terpsichore

(tɜːpˈsɪkərɪ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) the Muse of the dance and of choral song
[C18: via Latin from Greek, from terpsikhoros delighting in the dance, from terpein to delight + khoros dance; see chorus]

Terp•sich•o•re

(tɜrpˈsɪk əˌri)

n.
the Muse of dancing and choral song.
[< Latin Terpsichorē < Greek Terpsichórē]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Terpsichore - (Greek mythology) the Muse of the dance and of choral song
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.Terpsichore - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to musicterpsichore - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
sidestep - a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
adagio - a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers
break dance, break dancing - a form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the ground; normally performed to the rhythm of rap music
courante - a court dance of the 16th century; consisted of short advances and retreats
nauch, nautch, nautch dance - an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
pavan, pavane - a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
phrase - dance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence
saraband - a stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries; in slow time
skank - a rhythmic dance to reggae music performed by bending forward and extending the hands while bending the knees
slam dance, slam dancing - a form of dancing in which dancers slam into one another; normally performed to punk rock
hoofing, step dancing - dancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures
toe dance, toe dancing - a dance performed on tiptoe
choreography, stage dancing - a show involving artistic dancing
pas seul, variation - (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
pas de deux, duet - (ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)
pas de trois - (ballet) a dance for three people
pas de quatre - (ballet) a dance for four people
social dancing - dancing as part of a social occasion
mambo - a Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba
ceremonial dance, ritual dance, ritual dancing - a dance that is part of a religious ritual
tap - a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
performing arts - arts or skills that require public performance
busker - a person who entertains people for money in public places (as by singing or dancing), usually while asking for money
jive - dance to jive music; dance the jive
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
clog - dance a clog dance
tap dance - perform a tap dance
belly dance - perform a belly dance
heel - perform with the heels; "heel that dance"
shimmy - dance a shimmy
References in classic literature ?
Among the votaries of TERPSICHORE, who disported themselves until Sol gave warning for departure, Wilkins Micawber, Esquire, Junior, and the lovely and accomplished Miss Helena, fourth daughter of Doctor Mell, were particularly remarkable.
75-103) These things, then, the Muses sang who dwell on Olympus, nine daughters begotten by great Zeus, Cleio and Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene and Terpsichore, and Erato and Polyhymnia and Urania and Calliope (3), who is the chiefest of them all, for she attends on worshipful princes: whomsoever of heaven-nourished princes the daughters of great Zeus honour, and behold him at his birth, they pour sweet dew upon his tongue, and from his lips flow gracious words.
If you happen to be in Limassol on Sunday then the Dance Cyprus group will put on some ballet magic during a performance entitled Terpsichore Dance at the Rialto theatre.
Alansmia a new genus of grammitid ferns (Polypodiaceae) segregated from Terpsichore.
The chapter ends with a close analysis of Terpsichore, Handel's danced prologue to the 1734 revival of Pastor fido written especially for Marie Salle.
and Terpsichore, Branch, ranch, measles, topsails, aisles, Missiles,
Karla is a former pupil of Hexham's Splitz and Terpsichore dance classes.
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There are ways to respond to the surprising onset of something dreadfully phlegmy during Swan Lake; that's why theaters have lobbies to which one can flee and why the muse Terpsichore * is so often depicted proffering cough drops, or should be.
Lahcen Zinoun : Quand on a ete protege par Terpsichore, berce par Euterpe et grandi dans les bras de Melpomene on ne peut qu'envisager de s'exprimer par le septieme art, son atout c'est de rassembler la Clio, la Calliope, l'Eerato, la Thalie etc.
Among the holdings of this collection are: 1) a first edition of French melodies and operas, sheet music and vocal scores; 2) Gli Orazi ed i Curiazi by Domenico Cimarosa (Paris, Imbault, 1802); 3) Feuilles de Terpsichore, No.
This femme fatale, who was painted by Fragonard, is reputed to have held wild orgies in the fine house Ledoux designed for her in the latest neoclassical taste around 1766 on the Chause d'Antin--she called it the Temple of Terpsichore.