cou·​lé | \ küˈlā \
plural -s

Definition of coulé

1a : a slur in music
b : one of several graces usually of two or three sliding notes indicated by a dash
c : a sliding from one note or one string to another (as on a banjo)
2 : a gliding dance step

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History and Etymology for coulé

French, from coulé, past participle of couler

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“Coulé.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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