[ strath-spey, strath-spey ]
/ ˌstræθˈspeɪ, ˈstræθˌspeɪ /


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

Origin of strathspey

First recorded in 1645–55; after Strath Spey, the valley of the river Spey in Scotland Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for strathspey


/ (ˌstræθˈspeɪ) /


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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