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Definitions and Synonyms of pyrrhic | Another word for pyrrhic | What is pyrrhic?

Definition 1: an ancient Greek dance imitating the motions of warfare - [noun denoting act]

(pyrrhic is a kind of ...) a dance that is part of a religious ritual

Definition 2: a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for pyrrhic in the sense of this definition

(pyrrhic is a kind of ...) (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

Definition 3: of or relating to or resembling Pyrrhus or his exploits (especially his sustaining staggering losses in order to defeat the Romans) - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where pyrrhic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a Pyrrhic victory

Definition 4: of or relating to or containing a metrical foot of two unstressed syllables - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where pyrrhic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pyrrhic verses

Definition 5: of or relating to a war dance of ancient Greece - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where pyrrhic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pyrrhic dance movements

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