Definition of ecossaise in English:

ecossaise

noun

  • An energetic country dance in duple time in which couples form lines facing each other.

    • ‘In the midst of the third ecossaise there was a clatter of chairs being pushed back in the sitting room where the count and Marya Dmitrievna had been playing cards with the majority of the more distinguished and older visitors.’
    • ‘The ecossaise was usually danced in 2/4 time.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French, feminine of écossais ‘Scottish’; the connection with Scotland is unclear.

Pronunciation

ecossaise

/ˌɛkɒˈseɪz/