hyporchema

noun
hyp·​or·​che·​ma | \ ˌhīpə(r)ˈkēmə \
variants: or hyporcheme \ ˈhīpə(r)ˌkēm \
plural hyporchemata\ -​mətə \ or hyporchemes

Definition of hyporchema

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

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Other Words from hyporchema

hyporchematic \ ¦⸗⸗kē¦matik \ adjective

History and Etymology for hyporchema

Greek hyporchēma, from hyporcheisthai to dance to music, from hypo- + orcheisthai to dance

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“Hyporchema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyporchema. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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