Galliard meaning

gălyərd
A spirited dance in triple time, popular in France in the 1500s and 1600s.
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The music for this dance.
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Spirited; lively.
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Valiant; sturdy.
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Lively.
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A lively French dance in triple time, for two dancers, popular in the 16th and 17th cent.
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Music for this.
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A lively dance, popular in 16th- and 17th-century Europe.
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(music) The triple-time music for this dance.
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(dated) A brisk, merry person.
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Origin of galliard

  • Middle English gaillard from Old French gaillart probably of Celtic origin

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