Contredanse



[kon-truh-dans, -dahns; French kawn-truh-dahns] /ˈkɒn trəˌdæns, -ˌdɑns; French kɔ̃ trəˈdɑ̃s/

noun, plural contredanses
[kon-truh-dan-siz, -dahn-; French kawn-truh dahns] /ˈkɒn trəˌdæn sɪz, -ˌdɑn-; French kɔ̃ˈtrədɑ̃s/ (Show IPA)
1.
a variation of the quadrille in which the dancers face each other.
2.
a piece of music suitable for such a dance.
/ˈkɒntrəˌdɑːns/
noun
1.
a courtly Continental version of the English country dance, similar to the quadrille
2.
music written for or in the rhythm of this dance

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