Galop meaning

gălə-pād, -päd
A lively dance in duple time, popular in the 1800s.
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The music for this dance.
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A lively round dance in 2/4 time.
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Music for this.
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To dance a galop.
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A lively French country dance of the nineteenth century, a forerunner of the polka, combining a glissade with a chassé on alternate feet, usually in a fast 2/4 time.
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Origin of galop

  • French from Old French gallop from galoper to gallop gallop

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

  • French; named after the fastest running gait of a horse (see gallop), a shortened version of the original term galoppade.

    From Wiktionary