strathspey

[strath-spey, strath-spey]
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noun

a slow Scottish dance in quadruple meter.
the music for this dance.

Nearby words

  1. stratford de redcliffe,
  2. stratford-on-avon,
  3. strath,
  4. strathclyde,
  5. strathclyde region,
  6. strati-,
  7. straticulate,
  8. straticulation,
  9. stratification,
  10. stratificational grammar

Origin of strathspey

First recorded in 1645–55; after Strath Spey, the valley of the river Spey in Scotland

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British Dictionary definitions for strathspey

strathspey

noun

a Scottish dance with gliding steps, slower than a reel
a piece of music in four-four time composed for this dance

Word Origin for strathspey

after Strathspey valley of the rived Spey

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