A gay, lively dance. Cf. Gailliarde.
A lively court dance of Italian origin, usually in triple time, popular in 16th and 17th centuries.
an athletic sort of dance
Lively, triple-meter French court dance.
A lively, vigorous sixteenth-century dance.
(gahl´-yard). A leaping dance in a fast triple meter, often preceded by a slower pavane.
The galliard (gaillarde, in French) was a form of Renaissance dance and music popular all over Europe in the 16th century. It is mentioned in dance manuals from England, France, Spain, Germany, and Italy, among others.