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 (găl′əp) also gal·o·pade or gal·lo·pade (găl′ə-pād′, -päd′)
1. A lively dance in duple time, popular in the 1800s.
2. The music for this dance.

[French, from Old French, gallop, from galoper, to gallop; see gallop.]


1. (Dancing) a 19th-century couple dance in quick duple time
2. (Classical Music) a piece of music composed for this dance
Also called: gallopade
[C19: from French; see gallop]


(ˈgæl əp, gæˈloʊ)

1. a lively round dance in duple time.
2. music suitable for a galop.
[1830–40; < French galop; see gallop]
References in classic literature ?
The Swineherd--that is to say, the Prince (though they did not know he was anything but a true Swineherd)--let no day pass without making something, and one day he made a rattle which, when it was turned round, played all the waltzes, galops, and polkas which had ever been known since the world began.
It's always nice to hear a few waltzes and galops one has never heard before, and it's equally nice that Marco Polo appears to be doing for Strauss, Sr.
Interspersed among the waltzes are the galops, the most famous being the "William Tell," op.