strathspey

noun

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

Example Sentences

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, sandiegouniontribune.com, 12 Sep. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Strathspey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strathspey. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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