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A dance in slow time consisting of gliding movements and stately posing, the feet being only slightly raised from the ground.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in Review of English Studies. From base + dance, after Middle French basse dance.
base dance/ˈbeɪs dɑːns//ˈbeɪs dans/
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