Definition of Cotillon

1. n. A brisk dance, performed by eight persons; a quadrille.



Definition of Cotillon

1. a ballroom dance [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cotillon

cothouse
cothouses
cothromboplastin
coths
cothurn
cothurnal
cothurni
cothurns
cothurnus
coticular
cotidal
cotija
cotilion
cotillion
cotillions
cotillon (current term)
cotillons
coting
cotinga
cotingas
cotinine
cotinines
cotisations
cotise
cotised
cotises
cotising
cotland
cotlands
cotoneaster

Literary usage of Cotillon

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1. The Art of Dancing, Historically Illustrated: To which is Added a Few Hints by Edward Ferrero (1859)
"THE cotillon. THIS dance, which is composed of an endless variety of ... In order to form a cotillon, all should be seated with their partners around the ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... cotillon (n-ltl-yoa) means properly the " under-petticoat.1' The word was applied to a brisk dance by eight persons, in which the ladies held up their ..."

3. Paris of To-day by Richard Kaufmann (1891)
"THE "cotillon" KING. It is demanded of a good romance that it should carry us back to times more harmonious than our own, and this is just what Parisians ..."

4. Sketches from Nature: Taken, and Coloured, in a Journey to Margate by George Keate (1790)
"... of the cotillon now teach. As dancing is an a«ft of hilarity, I think in general, that we appear to make too ..."

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