Eu·​ryd·​i·​ce yu̇-ˈri-də-(ˌ)sē How to pronounce Eurydice (audio)
: the wife of Orpheus whom he attempts to bring back from Hades

Examples of Eurydice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No wonder Orfeo follows Eurydice to Hell, unable to give her up. Spin Staff, SPIN, 2 May 2023 In this version, the sensible Eurydice has fallen in love with the idealistic Orpheus but longs for the financial stability guaranteed in the titular underworld — a factory town overseen by Hades and resented by his wife, Persephone. Ashley Lee, Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2023 Eva Noblezada, who originated the role of Eurydice on Broadway and earned a Tony nomination for her performance, will have her final performance on Aug. 13. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 18 July 2023 Every piece from their collection tell a story, like a dress covered in tattoo embroidery with motifs relating to Eurydice, the tragic character from Greek mythology. ELLE, 7 June 2023 The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice has taken many forms. Angelina Parrillo,, 4 June 2023 Again, this plays into the story, which juxtaposes the dreamer Orpheus and his beloved Eurydice, who is not quite so optimistic. Monica Hooper, Arkansas Online, 25 May 2023 The cast, led by Hannah Whitley as Eurydice, J. Antonio Rodriguez as Orpheus, Maria-Christina Oliveras as Persephone and Matthew Patrick Quinn as Hades himself, stunned. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 17 May 2023 The movie is a retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set in (then) modern day Rio, Brazil, during Carnival. Spin Staff, SPIN, 2 May 2023 See More

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Word History


Latin, from Greek Eurydikē

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Eurydice was in the 15th century

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“Eurydice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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