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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.
The students were also entertained by Sophia School's Terpsichoreans dance troupe and the Spins and Swirls Poi Club.