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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.
Music is provided by Cousin Curtis and the Cash Rebates, an old-time string band offering waltzes, schottisches, polkas, reels and square dances.
And Jarvela is a master of it all - playing polskas and waltzes, schottisches and tangos - all styles and genres on the large spectrum of Finnish folk.
Even ragtime and early jazz come into the picture, as they augment the traditional dance tunes, sentimental songs, and novelty pieces, along with local interpretations of waltzes, marches, schottisches, and polkas, that make up the Missouri fiddle repertoire.
The book, with its accompanying CD, moves from slow airs, schottisches and waltzes through jigs and reels.
Norteno groups played instrumental regional Mexican dance rhythms such as polkas, waltzes, and schottisches.
The Scottish proximity and the fluidity of dance-music culture is seen too in the inclusion here of schottisches, mazurkas, polkas, and hornpipes.