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cotillon

[kuh-til-yuh n, koh-; French kaw-tee-yawn] /kəˈtɪl yən, koʊ-; French kɔ tiˈyɔ̃/
noun, plural cotillons
[kuh-til-yuh nz, koh-; French kaw-tee-yawn] /kəˈtɪl yənz, koʊ-; French kɔ tiˈyɔ̃/ (Show IPA)
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  • Whoever said that first was probably thinking of nothing more momentous than a cotillon or an argument.
British Dictionary definitions for cotillon

cotillion

/kəˈtɪljən; kəʊ-/
noun
1.
a French formation dance of the 18th century
2.
(US) a quadrille
3.
(US) a complicated dance with frequent changes of partners
4.
(US & Canadian) a formal ball, esp one at which debutantes are presented
Word Origin
C18: from French cotillon dance, from Old French: petticoat, from cotecoat
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