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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of rigadoon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See rigadoon.

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  • We Americans breathed a sigh of relief when the "rigodon" ended, and mustered fresh courage for social conquests in the waltz that was now breathing forth from the trembling strings.

    An Epoch in History

  • The first and also the last number of every Filipino dance of any formality is the "_rigodon_."

    An Epoch in History

  • The rate for my two-story maisonette included dinner - a feast of traditional Quebecois food served at rough-hewn tables in a cavernous hall while a fiddle-driven rigodon band played bouncy folkloric music.

    RutlandHerald.com

  • And just as the soup bowls appeared, a fiddler and a pianist started playing rigodon music, a style that originated in the south of France and has the same rollicking exuberance you hear in Cajun music.

    RutlandHerald.com

  • The rate for my two-story maisonette included dinner - a feast of traditional Québécois food served at rough-hewn tables in a cavernous hall while a fiddle-driven rigodon band played bouncy folkloric music.

    NYT > Travel

  • "It was as if the new round of Cabinet rigodon was meant to give more powers to certain personalities," the minority leader said.

    PinoyPress

  • Like the rigodon, Philippine elections are a spectator sport, in which what's going on seems so elegant, so refined and so meaningful but is in truth as empty as the brain pans of certain Malacanang talking heads.

    Davao Today

  • But former President Fidel V. Ramos put them on hold, saying he Philippines - The camp of former President Joseph 'Erap' Estrada now believes he won't be disqualified from running for president next year following recent statements by SHE SAYS 11/23/2009 They call it rigodon - the dance of changing partners, but in the

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  • Philippines-Cavite Rep. Crispin Remulla has exposed a supposed 'sweetheart deal' between the Arroyo administration and the Aquino-Cojuangco clan of Tarlac province Most Read Opinion Pacquiao and Ali Pacquiao and Pancho Villa Dionisia is right: Pacman should retire Noynoy, Pacman, Pacmom in Oplan 2021 Impressions from a fight SHE SAYS 11/23/2009 They call it rigodon - the dance of changing partners, but in the political world there is nothing remotely graceful about this movement.

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  • Philippines -- With the mercurial developments in national political parties, local parties are inclined to defer decisions to support top-level candidates and to reassess SHE SAYS 11/23/2009 They call it rigodon - the dance of changing partners, but in the political world there is nothing remotely graceful about this movement.

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  • (n): 1. a sweet, crustless quiche- or flan-like custard made with walnuts and pieces of stale brioche originally from the Burgundy region. Less-sweet versions of this dish are prepared with diced left-over meats.

    2. A quadrille or square dance in fast duple time that originated in the Provence region in the 15th century, characterized by the "pas de Rigaudon", a distinctive springing step. This dance became popular in XVI century and later European courts. (a.k.a. rigaudon, rigadoon)

    One form of the dance, the Rigodon de Honor, has been called one of the most refined of the national dances of the Phillipines. It is an elegant traditional feature of the highest Phillipine state functions.

    3. music for the Rigodon dance.

    January 4, 2009