tordion

noun
tor·​dion | \ (ˈ)tȯrd¦yōⁿ \
plural tordions\ -​ōⁿ(z) \

Definition of tordion

: an early French dance similar to but slower than the galliard

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History and Etymology for tordion

French, from Middle French, from tordre to twist, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin torquere, from Latin torquēre

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“Tordion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tordion. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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