Definition of Cotilion
1. Noun. A ball at which young ladies are presented to society.
2. Noun. A lively dance originating in France in the 18th century.
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Literary usage of Cotilion
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Pioneer History of Milwaukee by James Smith Buck (1884)
"4—cotilion. 5—Scotch Waltz. 6—Spanish Waltz. 7—Waltz. ... 8—cotilion. Author appointed school commissioner for the Fifth Ward, January 7, 1847. ..."
2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1837)
"There are regular public assemblies and cotilion-parties, also, to which strangers are admitted, and which are indeed very agreeable. ..."
3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1864)
"Frog (written by D'Urfey), of which it is said that the melody is from a favourite cotilion, while a pencil note calls attention to the fact that this ..."
4. American Book Prices Current (1917)
"A cotilion. [A series of caricatures on a folding plate, about seven feet long, mounted on linen.] Lond., Fores, 1788. Folded to 4to. Hf. mor., S., June 6, ..."