Definition of Tordion

1. an old dance [n -S]



Lexicographical Neighbors of Tordion

torchman
torchmen
torchon
torchons
torchwood
torchwood family
torchwoods
torchwort
torchy
torcs
torcular
torcular herophili
torcularious
torculars
tordion (current term)
tordions
tore
tore away
tore supra
tore up
toreador
toreador pant
toreadors
toreave
torelon
torely
toremifene
torend
torero

Literary usage of Tordion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare (2001)
"This 3rd part, or tordion, ' n'est aultre chose qu'une gaillarde/ar terre' ; ie the ... 141) the tordion, which is Part 3 of the basse dance. ..."

2. An Elizabethan Virginal Book: Being a Critical Essay on the Contents of a by Edward Woodall Naylor (1905)
"... n'est aultre chose qu'une gaillarde par terre ' ; ie the tordion of a Basse dance was simply a Galliard par terre, without the leaping or ' Sault majeur ..."

3. The Boke Named The Gouernour by Thomas Elyot (1883)
"As was observed in the note, there can be little doubt that by this word the author intended to designate the French tourdion 01 tordion. ..."

4. The Art of Ballet by Mark Edward Perugini (1915)
"... the term being really only applied to the first; the second being called " retour de la basse-dance," and the third and last being termed " tordion. ..."

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