from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lively dance in duple time, popular in the 19th century.
- n. The music for this dance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of lively dance, in 2-4 time; also, the music to the dance.
from The 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.
French, from Old French, gallop, from galoper, to gallop; see gallop.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French; named after the fastest running gait of a horse (see gallop), a shortened version of the original term galoppade. (Wiktionary)