quadrille (plural quadrilles)

  1. A dance originating in the mid-1700s with four couples forming a square, rather much like the modern square dance.
  2. The music for this dance.
  3. (card games) A Spanish trick-taking card game from the 1700s played with a 40-card deck.
  4. A choreographed dressage ride, commonly performed to music, with a minimum of four horses.
  • French: quadrille
  • German: Quadrille
  • Italian: quadriglia
  • Russian: кадри́ль
  • Spanish: cuadrilla

quadrille (quadrilles, present participle quadrilling; past and past participle quadrilled)

  1. (intransitive) To dance the quadrille.

quadrille (plural quadrilles)

  1. Quadrille ruled graph paper, quad paper.
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