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anglaise

[ahng-gleyz, -glez]
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noun
  1. an old English country-dance.
  2. a dance form in quick duple time, occasionally constituting part of an 18th-century instrumental suite.

Origin of anglaise

< French, feminine of anglais English

à l'anglaise

[ah lahng-gleyz, -glez; French a lahn-glez]
adjective
  1. (italics) French. in the English manner or style.
  2. French Cookery. boiled in water or white stock: chicken à l'anglaise; vegetables à l'anglaise.

Origin of à l'anglaise

From French
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Examples from the Web for anglaise

Historical Examples

  • The anglaise had already begun as the sisters entered the ball-room.

    The Home

    Fredrika Bremer

  • Strictly speaking, Daniel Cooper was one figure of the anglaise.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • And then she was eccentric, eccentric in cold blood; she was an Anglaise, after all.

    The American

    Henry James

  • What he had mainly in mind was to say to the old actress that she had been mistaken—the jeune Anglaise wasn't such a grue.

  • La petite Anglaise and Marie Hazard did as the others did: and here is the whole history.


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