Definition of Strathspey

1. n. A lively Scottish dance, resembling the reel, but slower; also, the tune.



Definition of Strathspey

1. Noun. A Scottish dance with gliding steps, slower than a reel. ¹

2. Noun. A piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Strathspey

1. [n -SPEYS]

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Literary usage of Strathspey

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"strathspey already noticed. (See REEL and SCOTTISH Music.) Something, however, may be said in regard to strathspeys specially. ..."

2. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United by George Edward Cokayne (1896)
"1858, as BARON strathspey of ... us BARON strathspey, of strathspey, in the counties of Inverness and Moray. He m. firstly, 6 April 1841, ..."

3. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers, Thomas Thomson (1853)
"How different from the time .when the first nobles in the land were proud when a reel or strathspey was named after them, and would pay considerable sums ..."

4. Transactions by Gaelic Society of Inverness (1899)
"Sir Robert Gordon of Gordonstoun, on hearing of the raid, gathered a few of his retainers and overtook the strathspey men as they were Driving the creach on ..."

5. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1889)
"There is no sculpturing on the other side of the stone. This is the fifth symbol stone in strathspey which has been brought under notice. ..."

6. Letters from the Highlands, Or, The Famine of 1847 by Robert Somers (1848)
"strathspey—Amalgamation of Parishes—External Aspect—Waste Land—The Earl uf ... strathspey, commonly so called, comprehends the three parishes of Cromdale, ..."

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