allemande

[al-uh-mand, -mahnd, al-uh-mand, al-uh-mahnd; French aluh-mahnd]
noun, plural allemandes [al-uh-mandz, -mahndz, al-uh-mandz, -mahndz; French aluh-mahnd] .
1.
a 17th- and 18th-century dance in slow duple time.
2.
a piece of music based on its rhythm, often following the prelude in the classical suite.
3.
a figure performed in a quadrille.
4.
a German folk dance in triple meter, similar to the ländler.

Origin:
1675–85; < French, short for danse allemande German dance

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allemande (ˈælɪmænd, French almɑ̃d)
 
n
1.  the first movement of the classical suite, composed in a moderate tempo in a time signature of four-four
2.  any of several German dances
3.  a figure in country dancing or square dancing by means of which couples change position in the set
 
[C17: from French danse allemande German dance]

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allemande
Ger. dance, 1775, from Fr. fem. of allemand "German" (see Alemanni).
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Example sentences for allemande
The allemande was played at a moderate tempo and could start on any beat of the bar.
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