[ahng-gleyz, -glez]


an old English country-dance.
a dance form in quick duple time, occasionally constituting part of an 18th-century instrumental suite.

Origin of anglaise

< French, feminine of anglais English

à l'anglaise

[ah lahng-gleyz, -glez; French a lahn-glez]


(italics) French. in the English manner or style.
French Cookery. boiled in water or white stock: chicken à l'anglaise; vegetables à l'anglaise.

Origin of à l'anglaise

From French Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for anglaise

Historical Examples of anglaise

  • The anglaise had already begun as the sisters entered the ball-room.

    The Home

    Fredrika Bremer

  • Strictly speaking, Daniel Cooper was one figure of the anglaise.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • And then she was eccentric, eccentric in cold blood; she was an Anglaise, after all.

    The American

    Henry James

  • What he had mainly in mind was to say to the old actress that she had been mistaken—the jeune Anglaise wasn't such a grue.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James

  • La petite Anglaise and Marie Hazard did as the others did: and here is the whole history.