American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A lively dance in duple time, popular in the 19th century.
- n. The music for this dance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete spelling of gallop.
- n. An obsolete spelling of gallop.
- n. [F.]
- n. A lively round dance of German origin.
- n. Music for such a dance, or in its rhythm, which is duple and quick.
- To dance the galop. See galop, n., 2.
- n. A lively French country dance of the nineteenth century, a forerunner of the polka, combining a glissade with a chassé on alternate feet, usually in a fast 2/4 time.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mus.) A kind of lively dance, in 2-4 time; also, the music to the dance.
- French, from Old French, gallop, from galoper, to gallop; see gallop. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The galop is another fashionable dance this winter.”
“My waltz is the _Deux temps_, for the simple reason that the _Deux temps_ does also for the galop, that is, it does for my galop.”
“The 10 accomplished children of the Royal Danish Ballet school on tour in New York got only a brief chance to perform in the final "galop" of "Napoli—Act III.”
“Robert Macaire, threading the galop with Malaga in the dress of a savage, her head garnished with plumes like the horse of a hearse, and bounding through the crowd like a will-o-the-wisp.”
“Misha, it is true, exacted a promise from him to ‘grant all sorts of immunities’ to the peasants; but an hour later, this same Misha, together with Timofay, both drunk, were dancing a galop in the big apartments, which still seemed pervaded by the”
“For the “rugissements et bondissements, bacchanale et saturnale, galop infernal, ronde du sabbat tout le tremblement,” these words give a most clear, untranslatable idea of the Carnival ball.”
“What a famous room for a galop! — it will hold the whole shire.”
“The pair danced away with great agility and contentment, — first a waltz, then a galop, then a waltz again, until, in the second waltz, they were bumped by another couple who had joined the Terpsichorean choir.”
“‘Trente-et-quarante,’ cast glances of longing towards the pretty fresh-coloured English girl who accompanied the pale widow, and would have longed to take a turn with her at the galop or the waltz.”
“The B side is not very interesting it only consists of three pieces of classical Scandinavian music "Suite ancienne" /Johan Halvorsen, "Pastoral suite" /Lars-Erik Larsson, "Champagne galop" /H.C. Lumbye.”
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