passepied

noun passe·pied \päˈspyā\
variants: less commonly

paspy

\ˈpaspē\

Definition of passepied

plural

passepieds

\-ā(z)\ also

paspies

\-ēz\
  1. :  a lively 17th and 18th century dance of French peasant origin resembling the minuet and beginning on the last beat of the measure; also :  the music for this dance typically found in suites

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Origin and Etymology of passepied

French passe-pied, from passer to pass + pied foot, from Latin ped-, pes — more at foot


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