- a spirited dance for two dancers in triple rhythm, common in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Origin of galliard
Examples from the Web for gaillard
Historical Examples of gaillard
That Abreu rivals you in flavour, and that Gaillard has not less invention.Tancred
The idol and delight of the nation (so-called by his historian, Gaillard).Zanoni
Edward Bulwer Lytton
Her baby had been left in Amiens, with a woman called Gaillard.To Tell You the Truth
Gaillard was a versatile fellow; he had been a poet, an actor, and a journalist.
Gaillard, who never forgot the favor, was devoted to his friend.
- a spirited dance in triple time for two persons, popular in the 16th and 17th centuries
- a piece of music composed for this dance
- archaic lively; spirited