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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.]


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]


(ˈʃɒt ɪʃ)

a round dance resembling the polka.
[1840–50; < German: Scottish (dance)]
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
References in classic literature ?
He taught certain uncouth lads, when they were of an age to enter society, the intricacies of contra dances, or the steps of the schottische and mazurka, and he was a marked figure in all social assemblies, though conspicuously absent from town-meetings and the purely masculine gatherings at the store or tavern or bridge.
I liked to schottische with her; she had so much spring and variety, and was always putting in new steps and slides.
Dance forms such as the waltz, the polka, and the schottische (or vals, polca, and chotis in Spanish) had an enormous and lasting effect on the music of both Mexico and the United States (and elsewhere).
Other compositions on the program included Crystal Schottische by G.
SCHOTTISCHE rates a mildly confident selection in division one of the Ladbrokes Handicap at Southwell.
SCHOTTISCHE rates a mildly confi-dent selection in division one of the Ladbrokes Handicap at Southwell.
Waltzes are the favourite dance, and next a sort of barn dance, a step-dance, also what is called a schottische.
It is called the schottische, she said, and it's much easier to learn and remember than some of the more complicated variations.
RED DIESEL 66-1 (8-4) In touch in rear, ridden halfway, of 9, 6l behind Small Fury (8-6) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) SCHOTTISCHE 20-1 (8-6) Led, headed over 6f out, tracked leaders, reminders weakened 3f out, behind final 2f, last of 9, 25l behind Myzamour (8-12) Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Choro originated in the 19th century through interpretations of European genres such as polka and schottische by Brazilian artists who had already been influenced by African rhythms such as the batuque.