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 (shŏt′ĭsh, shŏ-tēsh′)
1. A German dance for couples in 2/4 time.
2. The music for this dance.

[German, from schottisch, Scottish, from Middle High German schottesch, from schotte, a Scot, from Old High German scotto, from Late Latin Scottus, Irishman.]
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1. (Dancing) a 19th-century German dance resembling a slow polka
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the manner of this dance
[C19: from German der schottische Tanz the Scottish dance]
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(ˈʃɒt ɪʃ)

a round dance resembling the polka.
[1840–50; < German: Scottish (dance)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schottische - music performed for dancing the schottische
ethnic music, folk music, folk - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
2.schottische - a German round dance resembling a slow polka
ring dance, round dance - a folk dance; dancers form a circle
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