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EtymologyEdit

From French bourrée.

NounEdit

bourrée (plural bourrées)

  1. A baroque dance of French origin, common in Auvergne and Biscay in Spain in the 17th century.
  2. A piece of music in character with such a dance.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 309:
      Stationed just outside the main gate, the band is hammering away at ‘Rule Britannia’ and the bourrée from the ‘Royal Fireworks Music.’

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VerbEdit

bourrée

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of bourrer

AdjectiveEdit

bourrée

  1. feminine singular of bourré

NounEdit

bourrée f (plural bourrées)

  1. (music) bourrée
  2. (now rare) faggot (bundle of sticks); torch

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