contredanse

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

contredanse (plural contredanses)

  1. A folk dance in which two lines of couples face each other.
  2. The quadrille.
  3. A piece of music in the rhythm of such a dance.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English country-dance, with assimilation of first element to contre-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃tʁədɑ̃s/

Noun[edit]

contredanse f (plural contredanses)

  1. (archaic, dance) quadrille
  2. fine; (parking) ticket

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