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quadrille

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

Simple Definition of quadrille

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

Full Definition of quadrille

  1. 1 :  a four-handed variant of ombre popular especially in the 18th century

  2. 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


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quadrille

adjective qua·drille

Definition of quadrille

  1. :  marked with squares or rectangles



Origin of quadrille

French quadrillé


First Known Use: 1856


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