Definitions for galliardˈgæl yərd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a spirited dance in triple rhythm, common in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of galliard:
1525–35; < MF gaillard
A lively dance, popular in 16th and 17th century Europe
The triple-time music for this dance
gay; brisk; active
a brisk, gay man
a gay, lively dance. Cf. Gailliarde
The galliard was a form of Renaissance dance and music popular all over Europe in the 16th century. It is mentioned in dance manuals from England, France, Spain, Germany and Italy, among others.
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