Definitions for: Contredanse


[n] a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
[v] perform a contradance



Webster (1913) Definition: Con"tre*danse`, n. [Cf. F. contredanse (fr. E.
Country-dance). ]
1.
(a) A dance in which the partners are arranged face to
face, or in opposite lines.
(b) The quadrille. [Obs.]

2. (Music) A piece of music in the rhythm of such a dance.

Synonyms: contra danse, contra danse, contradance, country dancing, country-dance, country-dance

See Also: dance, do-si-do, folk dance, folk dancing, landler, longways, longways dance, promenade, sashay, square dance, square dancing, swing, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

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