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bourrée

[boo-rey; French boo-rey] /bʊˈreɪ; French buˈreɪ/
noun, plural bourrées
[boo-reyz; French boo-rey] /bʊˈreɪz; French buˈreɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
an old French and Spanish dance, somewhat like a gavotte.
2.
the music for it.
Origin of bourrée
1700-1710
1700-10; < French: literally, bundle of brushwood, orig., the twigs with which the bundle was stuffed (the dance may once have been done around brushwood bonfires); noun use of past participle (feminine) of bourrer to stuff, fill, verbal derivative of bourre hair, fluff < Late Latin burra wool, coarse fabric
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British Dictionary definitions for bourree

bourrée

/ˈbʊəreɪ/
noun
1.
a traditional French dance in fast duple time, resembling a gavotte
2.
a piece of music composed in the rhythm of this dance
Word Origin
C18: from French bourrée a bundle of faggots (it was originally danced round a fire of faggots)
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