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

Definition of passepied

: 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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History and Etymology for passepied

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

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“Passepied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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