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 (tûrp′sĭ-kə-rē′ən, tûrp′sĭ-kôr′ē-ən)
Of or relating to dancing.
A dancer.

[From Terpsichore.]


(ˌtɜːpsɪkəˈrɪən; -ˈkɔːrɪən)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or relating to dancing or the art of dancing
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a dancer


(ˌtɜrp sɪ kəˈri ən, ˌtɜrp sɪˈkɔr i ən, -ˈkoʊr-)

1. pertaining to dancing.
2. a dancer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terpsichorean - a performer who dances professionallyterpsichorean - a performer who dances professionally
ballet dancer - a trained dancer who is a member of a ballet company
ballet master - a man who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company
ballet mistress - a woman who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company
belly dancer, exotic belly dancer, exotic dancer - a woman who performs a solo belly dance
chorine, chorus girl, showgirl - a woman who dances in a chorus line
dance master, dancing-master - a professional teacher of dancing
hoofer, stepper - a professional dancer
kachina - a masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit
nautch girl - a professional dancing girl in India
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
tap dancer, tapper - a dancer who sounds out rhythms by using metal taps on the toes and heels of the shoes
taxi dancer - a woman employed to dance with patrons who pay a fee for each dance
Adj.1.terpsichorean - of or relating to dancing; "her terpsichorean activities"


A person who dances, especially professionally:
Slang: hoofer.


adj (form, hum) skill etcim Tanzen; Terpsichorean artTanzkunst f
References in classic literature ?
So, doing a tight-rope act on a wire stretched across Niagara was a safe terpsichorean performance compared with waltzing twice with Dempsey Donovan's paper-box girl.
This was such an entirely new view of the Terpsichorean art as socially practised, that Mrs Lammle looked at her young friend in some astonishment.
Indubitably Lambert--what with his wild terpsichorean enthusiasms, his extremes of pride and self-laceration, the ceremoniousness of his verbal thrusts--would have coped far better in 16th-century than in 20th-century England.
A colourful Petrushka found Andris as terpsichorean on the podium as any of the dancers would have been had this Stravinsky ballet been staged, preceded by a pellucidly otherworldly reading of Mozart's last Piano Concerto, the B-flat K595 from long-time CBSO favourite Lars Vogt.
One may view the depiction merely as an interlude, an opportunity for Pola Negri, an actress and dancer new to the German screen, to display her terpsichorean charms.
While CLS built a large body of scholarly work that was heavily freighted with inherited jargon--"fundamental contradiction," "false consciousness," "counter-hegemonic consciousness," "ideological state apparatuses," even "deviationist doctrine"--it needed the adroit elusiveness of its own Jack Flash, a rhetorician with considerable terpsichorean skills.
Those folks blessed with a sense of rhythm (ie only one left foot) and acquainted with the Terpsichorean art can see-out the gig without sitting down - unless you fancy a bowl of jambalya, crawdads or a po' boy
The dancers, garbed in dainty coloured costumes, step from the wings, and commence their terpsichorean act.
Like their daughters, Michelle Obama is also a little embarrassed by her husband's terpsichorean skills.
In terms of style, skill, timing, cadence, vocal range, Terpsichorean flair and pure entertainment value, Jim's virtuoso performance simply towered over some of the contributions from his illustrious parents and brothers.
She lends her name to the word terpsichorean which means 'of or relating to dance'.
The universality of this custom was shown by the fact that, in the early days, in the centre of every village or kraal, or near every rock-shelter, and in every great cave, there was a large circular ring where either the ground or grass was beaten flat and bare, from the frequent and constant repetition of their terpsichorean exercises (Stow 1905:111).