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1quadrille

noun qua·drille \kwä-ˈdril, kwə-, kə-\

: a dance for four couples who each form one side of a square

Full Definition of QUADRILLE

1
:  a four-handed variant of ombre popular especially in the 18th century
2
:  a square dance for four couples made up of five or six figures chiefly in 68 and 24 time; also :  music for this dance

Origin of QUADRILLE

French, group of knights engaged in a carousel, from Spanish cuadrilla troop, from diminutive of cuadra square, from Latin quadra, quadrum
First Known Use: 1726

2quadrille

adjective

Definition of QUADRILLE

:  marked with squares or rectangles

Origin of QUADRILLE

French quadrillé
First Known Use: 1856

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