plural contrapases
: a Catalan chain dance of ceremonial origin with grapevine steps varied in rhythm and direction according to the province

Word History


Spanish, from Catalan contrapàs, from contra- (from Latin) + pas step, dance step, from Latin passus step

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“Contrapás.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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