nounGreek Mythology Roman Mythology
A nymph believed to inhabit mountains.
- ‘Oreads danced under the pale moon-bows.’
- ‘I would, while listening, gaze at the record cover with its image of Julie leaping in mid-flight like an oread, her skirt billowing up with carefree delight.’
From Latin Oreas, Oread-, from Greek Oreias, from oros ‘mountain’.
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