galliard
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English gaillard strong, lively, from Anglo-French, bold, stalwart Date: 14th century archaic gay, lively II. noun Date: 1533 a sprightly dance with five steps to a phrase popular in the 16th and 17th centuries

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  • Galliard — Gal liard, n. [F. gaillarde, cf. Sp. gallarda. See {Galliard}, a.] A gay, lively dance. Cf. {Gailliarde}. [1913 Webster] Never a hall such a galliard did grace. Sir. W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Galliard — ist der Familienname von: Johann Ernst Galliard (1687–1749), deutscher Komponist und Musiker Peter Galliard (* 1961), Opernsänger (Tenor) aus der Schweiz Siehe auch: Gaillarde, ein ab 1400 in Frankreich verbreiteter Tanz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Galliard — Gal liard, n. A brisk, gay man. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Selden is a galliard by himself. Cleveland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Galliard — Gal liard, a. [OE., fr. F. gaillard, perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. galach valiant, or AS. gagol, geagl, wanton, lascivious.] Gay; brisk; active. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Galliard — Galliard, s. Gaillard …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Galliard — Variante de Gaillard (voir ce nom) d origine apparemment savoyarde. Autre variante de Gaillard : Galliaerde (59, 80) …   Noms de famille

  • galliard — [gal′yərd] adj. [ME gaillard < OFr, brave < ML * galia, strength < IE base * gal , to be able] Obs. 1. valiant; sturdy 2. lively n. 1. a lively French dance in triple time, for two dancers, popular in the 16th and 17th cent. 2. music for …   English World dictionary

  • Galliard — For other uses, see Gaillard (disambiguation). Galliard in Siena, Italy, 15th century The galliard (gaillarde in French; gagliarda in Italian) was a form of Renaissance dance and music popular all over Europe in the 16th century. It is mentioned… …   Wikipedia

  • galliard — /gal yeuhrd/, n. a spirited dance for two dancers in triple rhythm, common in the 16th and 17th centuries. Also, gaillard. [1525 35; < MF gaillard, n. use of adj.: lively, vigorous ( > ME gaillard, late ME galyarde), prob. < Gallo Rom *galia <… …   Universalium

  • galliard — Cinque pace Cinque pace , n. [Cinque + pace.] A lively dance (called also {galliard}), the steps of which were regulated by the number five. [Obs.] Nares. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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