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cotillon

[kuh-til-yuh n, koh-; French kaw-tee-yawn] /kəˈtɪl yən, koʊ-; French kɔ tiˈyɔ̃/
noun, plural cotillons
[kuh-til-yuh nz, koh-; French kaw-tee-yawn] /kəˈtɪl yənz, koʊ-; French kɔ tiˈyɔ̃/ (Show IPA)
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  • Come and join me in the little Saloon of the Mirrors by and by, during the cotillon.

  • Towards the end of our stay the proprietors of the hotel gave a cotillon.

  • She had finally brushed him out as a girl flecks the mirror in a cotillon.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • And if you are very good you shall be my cotillon partner on Wednesday.

    Rene Mauperin

    Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  • The girl had a kind of flimsy prettiness which suggested a cotillon favor.

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • He will have at least three cotillon years, and I want him to go in the best society we have.

    The Smart Set

    Clyde Fitch
  • Do you remember the cotillon, or whatever it was, that Cooke gave?

    The Celebrity, Complete Winston Churchill
  • After supper the cotillon, or German, as it is sometimes called, is danced.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • The leader must announce after supper the time for the cotillon to begin.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • It is almost unnecessary here to illustrate the form of the cotillon.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain

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