strath·​spey ˌstrath-ˈspā How to pronounce strathspey (audio)
plural strathspeys
: a Scottish dance that is similar to but slower than the reel
also : the music for this dance

Examples of strathspey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than restrict himself to reels, jigs, laments, strathspeys and other traditional bagpipe styles, Welch draws from classical, rock, avant-garde, Indonesian Gamelan music, minimalism, microtonality and more. George Varga,, 12 Sep. 2017

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Word History


Strath Spey, district of Scotland

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of strathspey was in 1776

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“Strathspey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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