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schottische

[shot-ish]
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noun
  1. a round dance resembling the polka.
  2. the music for this dance.
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Origin of schottische

1840–50; < German: Scottish (dance)
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Examples from the Web for schottische

Historical Examples

  • But still, I do sometimes take part in a schottische, count.

    A Russian Proprietor

    Lyof N. Tolstoi

  • The band struck up a schottische, and all began to take partners.

    The Coward

    Henry Morford

  • Nothing is more graceful than the reel and schottische of the Highlands.

  • He came in, warm and anxious, just in time to claim Fannie for their schottische.

    John March, Southerner

    George W. Cable

  • Schottische—a dance in two-quarter measure, something like the polka.


British Dictionary definitions for schottische

schottische

noun
  1. a 19th-century German dance resembling a slow polka
  2. a piece of music composed for or in the manner of this dance
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Word Origin

C19: from German der schottische Tanz the Scottish dance
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Word Origin and History for schottische

n.

round dance resembling a polka, 1849, from German Schottische, from schottische (tanz) "Scottish (dance)," from Schotte "a native of Scotland," from Old High German Scotto, from Late Latin Scottus (see Scot). The pronunciation is French.

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