Meaning of passepied

passe•pied

Pronunciation: (päs-pyā'), [key]
— pl. -pieds
  1. a lively dance in triple meter popular in France in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  2. a dance form in moderately fast or meter, occasionally constituting part of the 17th- and 18th-century instrumental suite.
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