Passy-measure

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Passy-measure pas′si-mezh′ūr (Shak.) an old stately kind of dance, called also Passamezzo.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It. passamezzopassare, to pass—passo—L. passus, a pace, mezzo—L. medius, the middle.

Usage

In literature:

Arbeau's account of the Passemeze, or Passy-measures-pavin of Shakespeare, is very simple.
"Shakespeare and Music" by Edward W. Naylor
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