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farandole

[far-uh n-dohl; French fa-rahn-dawl] /ˈfær ənˌdoʊl; French fa rɑ̃ˈdɔl/
noun, plural farandoles
[far-uh n-dohlz; French fa-rahn-dawl] /ˈfær ənˌdoʊlz; French fa rɑ̃ˈdɔl/ (Show IPA)
1.
a lively dance, of Provençal origin, in which all the dancers join hands and execute various figures.
2.
the music for this dance.
Origin of farandole
1860-1865
1860-65; < French < Provençal farandoulo, perhaps a conflation of b(a)randello with same sense, derivative of brandà to move, rock (< Germanic; see brandish) and flandrinà to dawdle, ultimately derivative of Flandres Flanders
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British Dictionary definitions for farandole

farandole

/ˈfærənˌdəʊl; French farɑ̃dɔl/
noun
1.
a lively dance in six-eight or four-four time from Provence
2.
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Provençal farandoulo, of uncertain origin; compare Spanish farándula itinerant group of actors
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