- a lively round dance in duple time.
- a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.
Origin of galop
1830–40; < French galop; see gallop
Also called gallopade, gal·o·pade.
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Examples from the Web for galop
Pigeonwing, and could sing cavatinas and galop galops with the best of them.
After they had been marching for some time a galop was played.Montessori Elementary Materials
The waltz, galop, redowa, and polka step can all be utilized in it.The Art of Entertaining
M. E. W. Sherwood
Moreover, he graciously flirted with her in the intervals of a galop.Mark Gildersleeve
John S. Sauzade
A gendarme, urging his horse to a galop, arrived at full speed.
- a 19th-century couple dance in quick duple time
- a piece of music composed for this dance
Also called: gallopade
C19: from French; see gallop
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