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quadrille

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quadrille \Qua*drille"\, noun [F. quadrille, noun 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quadrill'e \Qua'dril'l['e]"\, adjective [F.] (Art) Marked with squares, generally by thin lines crossing at right angles and at equal intervals; as, quadrill['e] paper, or plotting paper. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quadrille \Qua*drille"\, noun [F. quadrille, noun 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

quadrille

noun

1: music for dancing the quadrille

2: a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples


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