Definitions for: Quadrille


[n] a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples
[n] music for dancing the quadrille



Webster (1913) Definition: Qua*drille", n. [F. quadrille, n. fem., fr. Sp.
cuadrilla meeting of four or more persons or It. quadriglia a
band of soldiers, a sort of dance; dim. fr. L. quadra a
square, fr. quattuor four. See Quadrate.]
1. A dance having five figures, in common time, four couples
of dancers being in each set.

2. The appropriate music for a quadrille.


Qua*drille", n. [F. quadrille, n. masc., cf. It.
quadriglio; or perhaps from the Spanish. See Quadrille a
dance.]
A game played by four persons with forty cards, being the
remainder of an ordinary pack after the tens, nines, and
eights are discarded. --Hoyle.

See Also: ballroom music, dance music, danceroom music, lancers, square dance, square dancing


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