bourrée

noun
bour·​rée | \ bu̇-ˈrā How to pronounce bourrée (audio) , ˈbü-ˌrā \

Definition of bourrée

1 : a 17th century French dance usually in quick duple time also : a musical composition with the rhythm of this dance

First Known Use of bourrée

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bourrée

French

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“Bourrée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bourr%C3%A9e. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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