hyporchema

noun hyp·or·che·ma \ˌhīpə(r)ˈkēmə\
variants: or

hyporcheme

\ˈhīpə(r)ˌkēm\

Definition of hyporchema

plural

hyporchemata

\-mətə\ or

hyporchemes

  1. :  an ancient Greek choral song and dance usually in honor of Apollo or Dionysus

hyporchematic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of hyporchema

Greek hyporchēma, from hyporcheisthai to dance to music, from hypo- + orcheisthai to dance — more at orchestra


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