ga·​lan·​te·​rie | \ gə¦läntə(¦)rē, -lȧn- \
plural galanterien\ ⸗ˌ⸗⸗ˈrēən \ or galanteries

Definition of galanterie

: a nonessential movement added to or inserted in the classical musical suite (as minuet, loure, air)

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First Known Use of galanterie

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galanterie

German & French; German, literally, gallantry, courtesy, from French

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“Galanterie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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