Con"tre*danse` (?), n. [Cf. F. contredanse (fr. E. Country-dance). ]

1.

(a)

A dance in which the partners are arranged face to face, or in opposite lines.

(b)

The quadrille. [Obs.]

2. (Music)

A piece of music in the rhythm of such a dance.

 

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