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terpsichorean

terpsichorean [turp-si-KOHR-ee-uhn] Greek (Terpsichore [turp-SIK-o-ree], Muse of dancing and choral song)
1. adj. relating to dance, (if capitalized) relating to Terpsichore
2. n. a dancer

Although dictionaries list the second definition and I have included an example of usage below, I have never seen this work used this way in practice. It seems somewhat uncommon to me. Please let me know if you have encountered it being used this way before!


Usage:

Come one, come all to the Greater Metropolitan Dance Festival! It's a veritable feast of terpsichorean delights!

Or

Even off-stage, the prima ballerina moved with terpsichorean grace through the throngs of adoring ballet fans.

Or

I went to see Cirque du Soleil's Ka show last night but I couldn't tell you how most of it was because I couldn't take my eyes off of the tall, green terpsichorean with the glittering red body paint.
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