noun, plural con·tre·dans·es [kon-truh-dan-siz, -dahn-; French kawn-truh dahns] /ˈkɒn trəˌdæn sɪz, -ˌdɑn-; French kɔ̃ˈtrədɑ̃s/.
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The contredanse represented was originally the old country dance exported to France and returned with certain arrangements added.The Dance (by An Antiquary)|Anonymous
Contredanse is the French original, and means that the parties stand opposite to each other.Every-Day Errors of Speech|L. P. Meredith
The French contredanse was borrowed from the English country-dance.English Past and Present|Richard Chevenix Trench
Flocks of old gulls, enormous as hens, fluttered with evolutions like a contredanse upon its glossy surface.The Dead Command|Vicente Blasco Ibez
"Amidst more youthful engagements, don't forget you are engaged to me for a contredanse," she said.Miles Tremenhere, Vol 2 of 2|Annette Marie Maillard