bourrée

noun

bour·​rée bu̇-ˈrā How to pronounce bourrée (audio)
ˈbü-ˌrā
1
: a 17th century French dance usually in quick duple time
also : a musical composition with the rhythm of this dance
2

Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bourrée was in 1706

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“Bourrée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bourr%C3%A9e. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

bourrée

noun

bour·​rée bu̇-ˈrā How to pronounce bourrée (audio)
: a lively 17th century French dance
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