- a folk dance in which the partners form two facing lines; country-dance
- music for this dance
Origin of contredanseFr, altered (infl. by contre, opposite) from country-dance
also con·tre·dance or con·tra·dance or con·tra·danse
- A folk dance performed in two lines with the partners facing each other.
- The music for this dance.
Origin of contredanseFrench alteration ( influenced by contre- opposite ) of English country-dance
- A folk dance in which two lines of couples face each other.