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COTILLION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does cotillion mean? 

COTILLION (noun)
  The noun COTILLION has 2 senses:

1. a ball at which young ladies are presented to society
2. a lively dance originating in France in the 18th century

  Familiarity information: COTILLION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COTILLION (noun)


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Meaning:

A ball at which young ladies are presented to society

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

cotilion; cotillion

Hypernyms ("cotillion" is a kind of...):

ball; formal (a lavish dance requiring formal attire)


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Meaning:

A lively dance originating in France in the 18th century

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

cotilion; cotillion

Hypernyms ("cotillion" is a kind of...):

ballroom dance; ballroom dancing (any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom)


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