Definitions of pyrrhic

  1. a metrical unit with unstressed- unstressed syllables
  2. Of or pertaining to a pyrrhic, or to pyrrhics; containing pyrrhic; as, a pyrrhic verse.
  3. An ancient Greek martial dance, to the accompaniment of the flute, its time being very quick.
  4. A foot consisting of two short syllables.
  5. A metrical foot, consisting of two short syllables; an ancient military dance of the Greeks.
  6. of or relating to or resembling Pyrrhus or his exploits ( especially his sustaining staggering losses in order to defeat the Romans); " a Pyrrhic victory"