Sir Roger de Coverley

Sir Rog·​er de Cov·​er·​ley | \ sər-ˌrä-jər-di-ˈkə-vər-lē How to pronounce Sir Roger de Coverley (audio) , sə-ˌrä-jər \

Definition of Sir Roger de Coverley

: an English country-dance that resembles the Virginia reel

First Known Use of Sir Roger de Coverley

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sir Roger de Coverley

alteration of roger of coverley, probably from Roger, male given name + of + Coverley, a fictitious place name

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“Sir Roger de Coverley.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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