variants or less commonly paspy
plural passepieds
also paspies
: 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

Word History


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

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“Passepied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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