Passymeasure
Passymeasure Pas"sy*meas`ure, n. [Corrupted fr. It. passamezzo.] [Obs.] See {Paspy}. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • passymeasure — Paspy Pas py, n. [F. passe pied.] A kind of minuet, in triple time, of French origin, popular in the reign of Queen Elizabeth and for some time after; called also {passing measure}, and {passymeasure}. Percy Smith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • passymeasure — noun Etymology: modification (influenced by measure) of Italian passo e mezzo more at passamezzo obsolete : passamezzo …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paspy — Pas py, n. [F. passe pied.] A kind of minuet, in triple time, of French origin, popular in the reign of Queen Elizabeth and for some time after; called also {passing measure}, and {passymeasure}. Percy Smith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • passing measure — Paspy Pas py, n. [F. passe pied.] A kind of minuet, in triple time, of French origin, popular in the reign of Queen Elizabeth and for some time after; called also {passing measure}, and {passymeasure}. Percy Smith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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