Definition of Cotilion

1. Noun. A ball at which young ladies are presented to society.

Exact synonyms: Cotillion
Generic synonyms: Ball, Formal



2. Noun. A lively dance originating in France in the 18th century.
Exact synonyms: Cotillion
Generic synonyms: Ballroom Dance, Ballroom Dancing

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cotilion

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

Literary usage of Cotilion

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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, ..."

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