Word of the Week #2

wotw-02_terpsichorean

terpsichorean
terp·si·cho·re·an /tərpsikəˈrēən,-ˈkôrēən/


adjective
Definition: Of or relating to dancing.

noun
Definition: A dancer.


Origin/History: 1869, literally “of Terpsichore,” from Latinized form of Greek Terpsikhoremuse of dancing and dramatic chorus


Found by a Bookish Demise: In Robert Coover’s The Brunist Day of Wrath


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