Passepied meaning

päs-pyā
A spirited dance in triple meter, popular in France and England in the 1600s and 1700s, resembling a minuet but faster.
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The music for this dance.
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A lively, 17th-cent. French dance, similar to the minuet but faster in tempo.
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The music for this.
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A courtly dance, in triple time, from 17th century France; a faster form of the minuet.
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Origin of passepied

  • French passer to pass pass pied foot (from Old French) (from Latin pēs ped- pedal)

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