cotillion

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noun co·til·lion \kō-ˈtil-yən, kə-\
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cotillon

\kō-ˈtil-yən, kə-, kȯ-tē-(y)ōⁿ\

Definition of cotillion

  1. 1 :  a ballroom dance for couples that resembles the quadrille

  2. 2 :  an elaborate dance with frequent changing of partners carried out under the leadership of one couple at formal balls

  3. 3 :  a formal ball

Examples of cotillion in a Sentence

  1. young men hoping to meet the women of their dreams at the cotillion

Origin and Etymology of cotillion

French cotillon, literally, petticoat, from Old French, from cote coat


First Known Use: 1728


COTILLION Defined for English Language Learners

cotillion

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Definition of cotillion for English Language Learners

  • : a large formal party for dancing



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