contredanse

[ kon-truh-dans, -dahns; French kawn-truh-dahns ]SEE DEFINITION OF contredanse

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The French contredanse was borrowed from the English country-dance.

"Amidst more youthful engagements, don't forget you are engaged to me for a contredanse," she said.

Contredanse is the French original, and means that the parties stand opposite to each other.

Flocks of old gulls, enormous as hens, fluttered with evolutions like a contredanse upon its glossy surface.

The contredanse represented was originally the old country dance exported to France and returned with certain arrangements added.

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