noun, plural passe·pieds [pahs-pyey, –pyeyz] /pɑsˈpyeɪ, -ˈpyeɪz/.

  1. a lively dance in triple meter popular in France in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  2. a dance form in moderately fast 3/8 or 3/4 meter, occasionally constituting part of the 17th- and 18th-century instrumental suite.

noun plural -pieds (-ˈpjeɪ)

  1. a lively minuet of Breton origin, in triple time, popular in the 17th century
  2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance

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