Definition of dressage in English:

Share this entry

dressage

Pronunciation: /ˈdrɛsɑː(d)ʒ/

noun

[mass noun]
The art of riding and training a horse in a manner that develops obedience, flexibility, and balance: she was learning dressage on a black mare [as modifier]: Britain 's top dressage rider
More example sentences
  • It is rare indeed for show-jumping or dressage or even polo to excite more than warm applause from onlookers.
  • Three-day eventing includes showjumping, dressage and the cross country section, which is said to have the highest risk factor.
  • Eventing, dressage and some other equestrian activities will also be permitted to resume.

Origin

1930s: from French, literally 'training', from dresser 'to train'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: dress|age

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.