Sir Roger de Coverley

noun

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
: an English country-dance that resembles the Virginia reel

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sir Roger de Coverley was in 1804

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Cite this Entry

“Sir Roger de Coverley.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sir%20Roger%20de%20Coverley. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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