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  • noun Plural form of bourree.


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  • From week's end to week's end it was one continuous gala in Monastier; people spent the day in the wine-shops, and the drum or the bagpipes led on the bourrees up to ten at night.

    Essays of Travel Robert Louis Stevenson 1872

  • Benjamin Millipied was more linear in his interpretation of Steve Reich's minimalist score in "3 Movements," tracing the ongoing musical patterns with bourrees and filling a particularly lovely duet with the stops and starts and directional changes that Mr. Reich favors in his compositional technique. - News 2010

  • In this Michel Fokine classic (staged by Stanton Welch's mom, Marilyn Jones), Bears 'floaty arms and gentle but quietly desperate bourrees said as much as her face; it's a role she was born to dance. Chronicle 2009


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