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    pyrrhic

    pyrrhic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pyrrhic

    Definition
    (noun) a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables
    Synonyms : dibrach
    Definition
    (noun) an ancient Greek dance imitating the motions of warfare Definition
    (adj) of or relating to a war dance of ancient Greece
    Example Sentence
    • pyrrhic dance movements
    Definition
    (adj) of or relating to or containing a metrical foot of two unstressed syllables
    Example Sentence
    • pyrrhic verses
    Definition
    (adj) of or relating to or resembling Pyrrhus or his exploits (especially his sustaining staggering losses in order to defeat the Romans)
    Example Sentence
    • a Pyrrhic victory
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