strathspey

strathspey

[strath-spey, strath-spey]
noun
1.
a slow Scottish dance in quadruple meter.
2.
the music for this dance.

Origin:
1645–55; after Strath Spey, the valley of the river Spey in Scotland

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strathspey (ˌstræθˈspeɪ)
 
n
1.  a Scottish dance with gliding steps, slower than a reel
2.  a piece of music in four-four time composed for this dance
 
[after Strathspey valley of the rived Spey]

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