basse danse

noun
\ (ˈ)bäs-¦däⁿs \
plural basses danses\ (ˈ)bäs-​¦däⁿs , -​¦däⁿ-​səz \

Definition of basse danse

: a stately 15th century court dance that was ancestor to the minuet

History and Etymology for basse danse

French basse-danse, danse basse, literally, low dance

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“Basse danse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basse%20danse. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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