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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French contredanse, itself from English country dance.

NounEdit

contredanse (countable and uncountable, plural contredanses)

  1. A folk dance in which two lines of couples face each other.
  2. The quadrille.
  3. A piece of music in the rhythm of such a dance.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English country-dance, with assimilation of first element to contre-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.tʁə.dɑ̃s/

NounEdit

contredanse f (plural contredanses)

  1. (archaic, dance) quadrille
  2. fine; (parking) ticket

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