quadrille

Definitions:

  • To play at quadrille.
  • To dance quadrilles.
  • Divided or marked off into squares; having a pattern composed of small squares: said of textile fabrics, writing-papers ruled with lines crossing at right angles, and the like.
  • A small squadron; a cluster of richly caparisoned horsemen at a tournament or mounted fête. They were distinguished by different colors.
  • A game played by four persons with forty cards, which are the remainder of the pack after the tens, nines, and eights are discarded.
  • A square dance for four couples, consisting regularly of five parts or movements, each complete in itself — namely, <em>le pantalon, Pété, la poule, la trénise</em> (or <em>la pastourelle</em>), and <em>la finale.</em>
  • Any single set of dancers or maskers arranged in four sets or groups.
  • Any square dance resembling the quadrille.
  • Music for such square dances.
  • Same as <internalXref urlencoded="quadrill%C3%A9">quadrillé</internalXref>.
  • Marked with squares, generally by thin lines crossing at right angles and at equal intervals.
  • A dance having five figures, in common time, four couples of dancers being in each set.
  • The appropriate music for a quadrille.
  • A game played by four persons with forty cards, being the remainder of an ordinary pack after the tens, nines, and eights are discarded.
  • A dance originating from the mid 1700s with four dancers forming a square, rather much like the modern <xref>square dance</xref>.
  • A card game from the 1700s.
  • Quadrille ruled <xref>graph paper</xref>, <xref>quad paper</xref>.
  • a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples
  • music for dancing the quadrille
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