passepied

noun

passe·​pied
päˈspyā
variants or less commonly paspy
ˈpaspē
plural passepieds
-ā(z)
also paspies
-ēz
: 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

Etymology

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

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“Passepied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passepied. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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