cinquepace

noun cinque·pace \ˈsiŋk(ə)ˌpās\
variants: or

cinquepas

\-ˌpas, saⁿk(ə)pä\

Definition of cinquepace

plural

cinquepaces

\-āsə̇z\ or

cinquepas

\-pas, -pä\
  1. :  a 16th century dance with steps regulated by the number five probably related to the galliard

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Origin and Etymology of cinquepace

alteration of earlier cinquepas, from Middle French cinq pas, from cinq five + pas dance step, pace — more at cinque, pace


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