metamorphoses metamorphoses


  1. (n) the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
  2. (n) a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances
  3. (n) a complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft


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  1. But while we've become jaded to harsh words, we are still shocked when a heated exchange metamorphoses into a physical confrontation.
  2. The Cascades' saccharine Rhythm of the Rain metamorphoses into the purest Burt Bacharach, with unexpected chord changes and lush melodic lines.
  3. Respighi's Pines of Rome metamorphoses, in director Hendel Butoy's vision, into a classic fairy-tale theme of a child separated from its parents.


  • Classic theater coming to library

    The Monmouth County Library continues its summer classic theater programs as the Next Stage Ensemble returns to perform Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” in July and Shakespeare’s “Henry V” in August. read more
    on July 1, 2013     Source: News Transcript

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