from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An old French dance resembling the gavotte, usually in 3/4 or 2/2 time beginning with an upbeat.
- noun The music for this dance.
- noun A movement in ballet in which the dancer transfers body weight quickly from foot to foot, usually on the balls of the feet, in a series of small steps.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A lively dance, originating either in Auvergne or in Biscay.
- noun A musical composition in which the strict rhythm and cheerful character of such a dance are embodied.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Mus.) An old French dance tune in common time.
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- noun A
danceof Frenchorigin, common in Auvergneand Biscayin Spainin the 17th century.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, from bourrer, to stuff, from bourre, hair, fluff, from Late Latin burra, a shaggy garment.]
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