- a spirited dance for two dancers in triple rhythm, common in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Origin of galliard
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Historical Examples of galliard
He realized that he was mastered, and that at any moment Galliard might send home his blade.
Opposite him Galliard resumed his seat with a mocking smile that made him wince.
And so two more were sent in to try conclusions with the indomitable Galliard.
Galliard bowed his head; then, turning, he took the Bible from the table.
Startled by her words and the tone of them, Galliard turned his head that he might observe her.
- 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