Definition of dressage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdrɛsɑː(d)ʒ/


[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
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  • 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.


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

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