noun, plural passe·pieds [pahs-pyey, –pyeyz] /pɑsˈpyeɪ, -ˈpyeɪz/.
- a lively dance in triple meter popular in France in the 17th and 18th centuries.
- 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)
- a lively minuet of Breton origin, in triple time, popular in the 17th century
- a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance