Meaning of cotillion
Pronunciation: (ku-til'yun, kō-), [key]
- a formal ball given esp. for debutantes.
- a lively French social dance originating in the 18th century, consisting of a variety of steps and figures and performed by couples.
- any of various dances resembling the quadrille.
- music arranged or played for these dances.
- a formalized dance for a large number of people, in which a head couple leads the other dancers through elaborate and stately figures.
- cotillion (Thesaurus)