What does galliard mean?

Definitions for galliardˈgæl yərd

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  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

  4. Origin: [OE., fr. F. gaillard, perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. galach valiant, or AS. gagol, geagl, wanton, lascivious.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Galliard

    gal′yard, adj. (arch.) brisk, lively.—n. a spirited dance for two, common in the 16th and 17th centuries: a gay fellow.—n. Gall′iardise, gaiety: a merry trick. [O. Fr. gaillard; cf. Sp. gallardo.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of galliard in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of galliard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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