chassé-croisé

noun

chas·​sé-croi·​sé
sha¦sākr(ə)wä¦zā
plural chassé-croisés
: a movement in a quadrille or country-dance in which partners exchange places by means of a chassé

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, crossed chassé, from chassé the dance + croisé, past participle of croiser to cross, from Old French, from crois cross, from Latin cruc-, crux

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“Chassé-croisé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chass%C3%A9-crois%C3%A9. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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