Definitions for galliardˈgæl yərd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gal•liardˈgæl yərd(n.)

  1. a spirited dance in triple rhythm, common in the 16th and 17th centuries.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of galliard:

1525–35; < MF gaillard


  1. galliard(Noun)

    A lively dance, popular in 16th and 17th century Europe

  2. galliard(Noun)

    The triple-time music for this dance

Webster Dictionary

  1. Galliard(adj)

    gay; brisk; active

  2. Galliard(noun)

    a brisk, gay man

  3. Galliard(adj)

    a gay, lively dance. Cf. Gailliarde


  1. Galliard

    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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