Dictionary

cotillion

cotillion

noun co·til·lion \kō-ˈtil-yən, kə-\

: a large formal party for dancing

Full Definition of COTILLION

1
:  a ballroom dance for couples that resembles the quadrille
2
:  an elaborate dance with frequent changing of partners carried out under the leadership of one couple at formal balls
3
:  a formal ball

Variants of COTILLION

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

Examples of COTILLION

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

Origin of COTILLION

French cotillon, literally, petticoat, from Old French, from cote coat
First Known Use: 1728

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: cotingaPrevious Word in the Dictionary: cotidalAll Words Near: cotillion
February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears