[gal-uh p]


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a 19th-century couple dance in quick duple time
a piece of music composed for this dance
Also called: gallopade

Word Origin for galop

C19: from French; see gallop
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