écossaise

écossaise

[ey-koh-seyz, -kuh-]
noun
a country-dance in quick duple meter.

Origin:
1860–65; < French, feminine of écossais Scottish, equivalent to Écosse Scotland + -ais -ese; translation of German schottisch

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écossaise (ˌeɪkɒˈseɪz, French ekɔsɛz)
 
n
1.  a lively dance in two-four time
2.  the tune for such a dance
 
[C19: French, literally: Scottish (dance)]

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