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Definitions for quadrille
kwɒˈdrɪl, kwə-, kə-quadrille

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quadrillenoun

    music for dancing the quadrille

  2. quadrillenoun

    a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quadrillenoun

    a dance having five figures, in common time, four couples of dancers being in each set

    Etymology: [F.]

  2. Quadrillenoun

    the appropriate music for a quadrille

    Etymology: [F.]

  3. Quadrillenoun

    a game played by four persons with forty cards, being the remainder of an ordinary pack after the tens, nines, and eights are discarded

    Etymology: [F.]


  1. Quadrille

    Quadrille is a historic dance performed by four couples in a rectangular formation, and a precursor to traditional square dancing. It is also a style of music. A derivative found in the Francophone Lesser Antilles is known in the local Creole as kwadril.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quadrille

    kwa-dril′, n. a square dance for four couples, consisting of five movements: music for such square dances: a game played by four with forty cards.—v.i. to play at quadrille: to dance quadrilles. [Fr.,—Sp. cuadra, a square—L. quadra, a square—quatuor, four.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. quadrille

    (Fr.). Small parties of horse richly caparisoned, etc., in tournaments and at public festivals. The quadrilles were distinguished from one another by the shape or color of the coats which the riders wore.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Quadrille

    Expresses the French for “a little square,” in allusion to the positions taken up by the dancers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quadrille in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quadrille in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    • A. jab
    • B. wavering
    • C. encumbrance
    • D. breastwork

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