écossaise

[ ey-koh-seyz, -kuh- ]
/ ˌeɪ koʊˈseɪz, -kə- /
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noun

a country-dance in quick duple meter.

Nearby words

  1. éclair,
  2. éclaircissement,
  3. éclat,
  4. école,
  5. écorché,
  6. écraseur,
  7. écrasé,
  8. écrevisse,
  9. écu,
  10. écurie

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.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • In the meantime une limonade Ecossaise would combat the effect of chill and mist.

    The Pursuit|Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
  • We shall give Voltaire's Ecossaise, translated by an anonymous author: no prompter will be present.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt


British Dictionary definitions for ecossaise

écossaise

/ (ˌeɪkɒˈseɪz, French ekɔsɛz) /

noun

a lively dance in two-four time
the tune for such a dance

Word Origin for écossaise

C19: French, literally: Scottish (dance)

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