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con·tre·danse also con·tre·dance or con·tra·dance or con·tra·danse  audio  (kntr-dns) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A folk dance performed in two lines with the partners facing each other.
  2. The music for a contredanse.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, alteration (influenced by French contre-, opposite, and from Latin contr-, contra-), of English country-dance


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