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cotillion

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noun co·til·lion \kō-ˈtil-yən, kə-\

Simple Definition of cotillion

  • : a large formal party for dancing

Full Definition of cotillion

  1. 1 :  a ballroom dance for couples that resembles the quadrille

  2. 2 :  an elaborate dance with frequent changing of partners carried out under the leadership of one couple at formal balls

  3. 3 :  a formal ball

Examples of cotillion

  1. <young men hoping to meet the women of their dreams at the cotillion>



Variants of cotillion

also co·til·lon \kō-ˈtil-yən, kə-, kȯ-tē-(y)ōⁿ\

Origin of cotillion

French cotillon, literally, petticoat, from Old French, from cote coat


First Known Use: 1728


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