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[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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  • You were not made a Colonel of Hussars at twenty-eight because you could dance a cotillon.

  • Come and join me in the little Saloon of the Mirrors by and by, during the cotillon.

  • "We were old dinner and cotillon partners in Washington," Lady Helen explained.

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

  • He found Marion already in her place for the cotillon and took his seat beside her.

    With Edge Tools Hobart Chatfield-Taylor
  • She had finally brushed him out as a girl flecks the mirror in a cotillon.

    Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • cotillon seats are generally secured in the early part of the evening by tying handkerchiefs to the backs of the chairs.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • The girl had a kind of flimsy prettiness which suggested a cotillon favor.

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • No more than is natural to a man who in an hour or so is to dance the cotillon with Miss Light.

    Roderick Hudson Henry James
  • The leader must announce after supper the time for the cotillon to begin.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain

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