Contredanse definition

kŏntrə-dăns
A folk dance performed in two lines with the partners facing each other.
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The music for this dance.
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A folk dance in which the partners form two facing lines; country-dance.
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Music for this dance.
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A folk dance in which two lines of couples face each other.
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Origin of contredanse

  • French alteration (influenced by contre- opposite) of English country-dance

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition