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or galopade

[gal-uh-peyd] /ˌgæl əˈpeɪd/
Origin of gallopade
1825-35; < French galopade, equivalent to galop(er) to gallop + -ade -ade1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • His gallopade was declared to be divine: he absolutely sailed in air.

    The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli
  • But everybody was fascinated by the breathlessness of the gallopade, the escapes from disaster.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • Everybody far and near is standing in attitude to gallopade.

    Nancy Rhoda Broughton
  • Nor would it become you any better if you were to be dancing a gallopade, or clambering up trees in fits of love enthusiasm.

    A New Atmosphere Gail Hamilton
  • And I was forced to gallopade up and down that verandah till I felt half dead with fatigue.

    Station Amusements Lady Barker
  • Our craft is but indifferently well adapted for the gallopade.

  • Presently doors were flung open, and there was an awful rushing downstairs, a gallopade.

  • A kind of swinging, gallopade waltz was the favourite dance, the cotillion not being much in vogue.

British Dictionary definitions for gallopade


another word for galop
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