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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contredanse  \Con"tre*danse`\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  contredanse  (fr.  E. 
  {Country-dance}).  ] 
  1. 
  a  A  dance  in  which  the  partners  are  arranged  face  to 
  face,  or  in  opposite  lines. 
  b  The  quadrille.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  (Music)  A  piece  of  music  in  the  rhythm  of  such  a  dance. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contredanse 
  n  :  a  type  of  folk  dance  in  which  couples  are  arranged  in  sets 
  or  face  one  another  in  a  line  [syn:  {country-dance},  {country 
  dancing},  {contra  danse}] 
  v  :  perform  a  contradance  [syn:  {contradance},  {country-dance}, 
  {contra  danse}] 




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