- a country-dance in quick duple meter.
Origin of écossaise
1860–65; < French, feminine of écossais Scottish, equivalent to Écosse Scotland + -ais -ese; translation of German schottisch
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Examples from the Web for ecossaise
The conversation was then directed towards various topics, and at last we got to the 'Ecossaise' we had played at Soleure.
We shall give Voltaire's Ecossaise, translated by an anonymous author: no prompter will be present.
In the meantime une limonade Ecossaise would combat the effect of chill and mist.The Pursuit
Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
- a lively dance in two-four time
- the tune for such a dance
C19: French, literally: Scottish (dance)
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