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Adjective: pyrrhic  pi-rik
  1. Of or relating to a war dance of ancient Greece
    "pyrrhic dance movements"
  2. Of or relating to or containing a metrical foot of two unstressed syllables
    "pyrrhic verses"
  3. Of or relating to or resembling Pyrrhus or his exploits (especially his sustaining staggering losses in order to defeat the Romans)
    "a Pyrrhic victory"
Noun: pyrrhic  pi-rik
  1. A metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables
    - dibrach
  2. An ancient Greek dance imitating the motions of warfare

Derived forms: pyrrhics

Type of: ceremonial dance, foot, metrical foot, metrical unit, ritual dance, ritual dancing

Encyclopedia: Pyrrhic