Contradance
Contradance Con"tra*dance`, n. [Pref. contra- + dance: cf. F. contrdance. Cf. {Country-dance}.] A dance in which the partners are arranged face to face, or in opposite lines. [1913 Webster]

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  • contradance — [kän′trə dans΄] n. CONTREDANSE …   English World dictionary

  • contradance — I noun a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line • Syn: ↑country dance, ↑country dancing, ↑contredanse, ↑contra danse • Derivationally related forms: ↑contra danse ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • contradance — /kon treuh dans , dahns /, n. contredanse. * * * …   Universalium

  • contradance — /ˈkɒntrədæns/ (say kontruhdans) noun → contredanse …   Australian English dictionary

  • Contradance (solitaire) — Contradance (also known as Cotillion) is a solitaire card game which is played with two decks of playing cards. It is probably so called because when the game is won, it shows the king and the queen of each suit about to do a dance. It should not …   Wikipedia

  • contra danse — I noun a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line • Syn: ↑country dance, ↑country dancing, ↑contredanse, ↑contradance • Derivationally related forms: ↑contredanse ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • contredanse — I noun a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line • Syn: ↑country dance, ↑country dancing, ↑contra danse, ↑contradance • Derivationally related forms: ↑contra danse ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • country-dance — I noun a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line • Syn: ↑country dancing, ↑contredanse, ↑contra danse, ↑contradance • Derivationally related forms: ↑contra danse ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Country-dance — Coun try dance ( d?ns ), n. [Prob. an adaptation of contradance.] See {Contradance}. [1913 Webster] He had introduced the English country dance to the knowledge of the Dutch ladies. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Contra dance — Contredanse redirects here. For the Belarusian folk music band, see Contredanse (band). For the early and middle Western Classical music form, see Classical period (music). Contra dance (also contradance, contra dance and other variant spellings) …   Wikipedia

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