a lively dance, formerly popular, for one couple, characterized by a jumping step and usually in quick duple meter.
a piece of music for this dance or in its rhythm.
an old Provençal couple dance, light and graceful, in lively duple time
a piece of music for or in the rhythm of this dance
noun, Southern U.S. 1. a small stream; rivulet.
noun 1. an opera (1851) with music by Giuseppe Verdi.
noun 1. strictness, severity, or harshness, as in dealing with people. 2. the full or extreme severity of laws, rules, etc. 3. severity of living conditions; hardship; austerity: the rigor of wartime existence. 4. a severe or harsh act, circumstance, etc. 5. scrupulous or inflexible accuracy or adherence: the logical rigor of mathematics. 6. severity […]
noun 1. extreme strictness. 2. (in Roman Catholic moral philosophy) the theory that in doubtful cases of conscience no course may be followed that is contrary to Catholic law and doctrine. noun 1. strictness in judgment or conduct 2. the religious cult of extreme self-denial 3. (RC theol) the doctrine that in cases of doubt […]