ga·​lop ˈga-ləp How to pronounce galop (audio) ga-ˈlō How to pronounce galop (audio)
: a lively dance in duple measure
also : the music of a galop

Word History


borrowed from French galop, galope, literally, gallop entry 2

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of galop was in 1830

Dictionary Entries Near galop

Cite this Entry

“Galop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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