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galop

[ gal-uhp ]

noun

  1. a lively round dance in duple time.
  2. a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.


galop

/ ˈɡæləp /

noun

  1. a 19th-century couple dance in quick duple time
  2. a piece of music composed for this dance


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Word History and Origins

Origin of galop1

1830–40; < French galop; gallop

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Word History and Origins

Origin of galop1

C19: from French; see gallop

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Example Sentences

We found this select society caracoling round the booth in a thundering galop, on first going in.

The waltz, galop, redowa, and polka step can all be utilized in it.

I think it is Chamfort who says, that "un sot qui a un moment d'esprit, tonne et scandalise comme des chevaux de fiacre au galop."

Society knows of four only—two "squares," quadrille and Lancers, and two "round," waltz and galop.

Galop for the pianoforte upon airs from the celebrated drama, by Edward Solomon.

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