Meaning of Sir Roger de Coverley in English:

Sir Roger de Coverley

(also Roger de Coverley, Sir Roger)

Pronunciation /sə ˌrɒdʒə də ˈkʌvəli/ /sə ˌrɒdʒə də ˈkʌv(ə)li/

noun

  • An English country dance; the tune for this.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Playford (c1622–c1686), music publisher. Originally from the name of a certain Roger of Coverley (also Coverlay, Coverly), about whom nothing definite is known.