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1. A spirited dance in triple time, popular in France in the 1500s and 1600s.
2. The music for this dance.
[Middle English gaillard, from Old French gaillart, probably of Celtic origin.]
1. (Dancing) a spirited dance in triple time for two persons, popular in the 16th and 17th centuries
2. (Classical Music) a piece of music composed for this dance
archaic lively; spirited
[C14: from Old French gaillard valiant, perhaps of Celtic origin]
a spirited dance in triple rhythm, common in the 16th and 17th centuries.
[1525–35; < Middle French gaillard]