Definitions

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  • noun Alternative spelling of bourrée.

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Examples

  • He passed a green felt table where men were playing bourree in a cone of yellow light given off by a bulb inside a tin shade.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • He passed a green felt table where men were playing bourree in a cone of yellow light given off by a bulb inside a tin shade.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • He passed a green felt table where men were playing bourree in a cone of yellow light given off by a bulb inside a tin shade.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • He passed a green felt table where men were playing bourree in a cone of yellow light given off by a bulb inside a tin shade.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • Despite the presence of Ethan Stiefel, there was practically no ballet in this underdog story about a dancer with no formal training who aspires to join the ranks of a ballet academy despite sickle feet, a bourree with surplus butt jiggle, and all the elegance of Britney Spears slinging hash.

    All the World's a Stage, and I Wish Some People Would Get Off of It: James Wolcott

  • I will never forget her exquisite bourree en arriere - the floating quality of her run backwards on her pointes - and the shock when for lack of stage depth she hit the scenery against the back wall and fell.

    Canada's Artistic Boom II

  • A little higher, and I passed a pair of men in a tree with pruning-hooks, and one of them was singing the music of a bourree.

    Travels With A Donkey In The Cevennes

  • A little higher, and I passed a pair of men in a tree with pruning-hooks, and one of them was singing the music of a bourree.

    Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

  • I hear of no great advance in what are thought the essentials of morality; but the bourree, with its rambling, sweet, interminable music, and alert and rustic figures, has fallen into disuse, and is mostly remembered as a custom of the past.

    Essays of Travel

  • In the exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy solo her tiptoeing pas de bourree seemed wired to Tchaikovsky's twinkling celesta.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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