from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sprightly but somewhat stately dance, now out of fashion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See courant, current.
  • n. See courant.
  • n. An obsolete form of currant.


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  • The corant was a swift lively dance, in which two persons only took part, and was not unlike our modern galop.] and no night passed but such entertainments were likewise held in the city.

    Royalty Restored

  • [Footnote III. 1: _ ---- lavoltas high_] A dance in which there was much turning, and much capering.] [Footnote III. 2: _ ---- swift corantos; _] A corant is a sprightly dance.] [Footnote III. 3: _With +pennons+_] _Pennons_ armorial were small flags, on which the arms, device, and motto of a knight were painted.]

    King Henry the Fifth Arranged for Representation at the Princess's Theatre

  • Despite the single inspiration of dancing a corant upon the green, Claude Duval, compared to Hind, was an empty braggart.

    A Book of Scoundrels

  • He dreamed of the reel, the jig, the strathspey, and the corant; and the elasticity of his frame was such that he was bounding over the heads of maidens, and making his feet skimmer against the ceiling, enjoying, the while, the most ecstatic emotions.

    The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner


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  • If a he and a she cormorant

    Desire a deeper détente

    There’s cooing and billing

    Then, both sides once willing,

    A brief and ungainly corant.

    March 12, 2019