Definition of Quadrille

1. Noun. Music for dancing the quadrille.

Generic synonyms: Dance Music



2. Noun. A square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples.
Generic synonyms: Square Dance, Square Dancing
Specialized synonyms: Lancers

Definition of Quadrille

1. n. A dance having five figures, in common time, four couples of dancers being in each set.

2. n. A game played by four persons with forty cards, being the remainder of an ordinary pack after the tens, nines, and eights are discarded.

Definition of Quadrille

1. Noun. A dance originating from the mid 1700s with four dancers forming a square, rather much like the modern square dance. ¹

2. Noun. A card game from the 1700s. ¹

3. Noun. Quadrille ruled graph paper, quad paper. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quadrille

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quadrille

quadrigeminal rhythm
quadrigeminous
quadrigeminum
quadrigeminus
quadrigeminy
quadrigenarious
quadrijugate
quadrijugous
quadrilateral
quadrilateral space
quadrilaterals
quadrilateration
quadrilingual
quadriliteral
quadriliterals
quadrille (current term)
quadrille paper
quadrilles
quadrillion
quadrillionfold
quadrillions
quadrillionth
quadrillionths
quadrilobate
quadrilobed
quadrilocular
quadrilogies
quadrilogy
quadrimer
quadrin

Literary usage of Quadrille

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1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"A BALLAD ON quadrille. - WHF.M as corruption ht-nee did go, Aiid left the nation free; When Ay said ay, and No said no, , Without or place or fot-; ..."

2. The World's Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia of the Classic Wit and Humor of by Lionel Strachey (1912)
"A Comparison Between Whist and quadrille quadrille, Mrs. Battle has often told me, was her first love; but whist had engaged her maturer esteem. ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"The doctor's at quadrille, kc. Should France and Spain again grow loud, ... The general's at quadrille, &C. The king of late drew forth hi; sword, ..."

4. The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and humor of by Lionel Strachey (1906)
"A Comparison Between Whist and quadrille quadrille, Mrs. Battle has often told me, was her first love; but whist had engaged her maturer esteem. ..."

5. The Musical World (1868)
"Barbe Bleu quadrille. Orpheus quadrille. Royal Alfred quadrille. Denmark quadrille. Mabel Galop. CHRISTMAS NUMBER, No. 2, Contains the following POLKAS and ..."

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