minuet

Part of speech: noun

An old time stately dance.

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Usage examples "minuet":

  1. To change the subject, Madame Cornelis remarked that Sophie had learnt the minuet and danced it admirably. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. Minuet in B flat major. - "Johann Sebastian Bach", Johann Nikolaus Forkel and Charles Sanford Terry.
  3. By and by I looked back at the pasture and the open places in the wood, and all alike were filled with a wavering crowd that seemed to trip lightly and noiselessly as if in a minuet. - "Old Plymouth Trails", Winthrop Packard.