gallopade

or gal·o·pade

[gal-uh-peyd]

Origin of gallopade

1825–35; < French galopade, equivalent to galop(er) to gallop + -ade -ade1

galop

[gal-uh p]
noun
  1. a lively round dance in duple time.
  2. 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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Historical Examples of galopade

  • He was doubly indignant with himself because he had counted upon that morning galopade.


British Dictionary definitions for galopade

gallopade

galopade

noun
  1. another word for galop

galop

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

Word Origin for galop

C19: from French; see gallop
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