Definition of Galliards

1. Noun. (plural of galliard) ¹



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Definition of Galliards

1. galliard [n] - See also: galliard

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Galliards

galletting
galletyle
galletyles
galley
galley-bird
galley-worm
galley proof
galley slave
galley slaves
galleys
gallflies
gallfly
galliard
galliardise
galliardness
galliards (current term)
gallic
gallic acid
gallica
gallican
gallicanism
gallicas
gallicise
gallicised
gallicises
gallicising
gallicism
gallicisms

Literary usage of Galliards

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1. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1910)
"With these partners, slow dances, called by Daniel "certain measures," are performed; and then quick dances—"galliards and ..."

2. Publications by Musical Antiquarian Society (1848)
"[The clerk has evidently made a mistake here, in inserting the indefinite article: the title of the ballad must have been, "Of lusty galliards," those quick ..."

3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"Thus Morley, in the same part of the work just mentioned, speaks of the desirableness of alternating Pavans and galliards ; since the first was 'a kind of ..."

4. Old English Instruments of Music: Their History and Character by Francis William Galpin (1911)
"... and galliards "for the consort." In the chamber where the musicians played were "one long- bord with ii tressels, one long joyned forme, and one playne ..."

5. An Elizabethan Virginal Book: Being a Critical Essay on the Contents of a by Edward Woodall Naylor (1905)
"Many of these Pavans and galliards are curiously named, sometimes after persons, to whom perhaps they were " dedicated," to use our modern phrase. ..."

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