contrapás

noun

con·​tra·​pás
ˌkōn‧trəˈpäs
plural contrapases
-ä(ˌ)sās
: a Catalan chain dance of ceremonial origin with grapevine steps varied in rhythm and direction according to the province

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Contrapás.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contrap%C3%A1s. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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