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Meaning of pyrrhic

pyr•rhic

Pronunciation: (pir'ik), [key]
— Pros. Pros.
—adj.
  1. consisting of two short or unaccented syllables.
  2. composed of or pertaining to pyrrhics.
—n.
  1. Also calleda pyrrhic foot.

pyr•rhic

Pronunciation: (pir'ik), [key]
— n.
  1. an ancient Greek warlike dance in which the motions of actual warfare were imitated.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or denoting this dance.

Pyr•rhic

Pronunciation: (pir'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or resembling Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, or his costly victory.
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