- a lively, 17th-cent. French dance, similar to the minuet but faster in tempo
- the music for this
Origin of passepiedFrench from passer, pass + pied ( from Classical Latin pes), foot
- A spirited dance in triple meter, popular in France and England in the 1600s and 1700s, resembling a minuet but faster.
- The music for this dance.
Origin of passepiedFrench passer to pass ; see pass . pied foot ( from Old French) ( from Latin pēs ped-; see pedal . )