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allemande

[al-uh-mand, -mahnd, al-uh-mand, al-uh-mahnd; French aluh-mahnd] /ˈæl əˌmænd, -ˌmɑnd, ˌæl əˈmænd, ˌæl əˈmɑnd; French aləˈmɑ̃d/
noun, plural allemandes
[al-uh-mandz, -mahndz, al-uh-mandz, -mahndz; French aluh-mahnd] /ˈæl əˌmændz, -ˌmɑndz, ˌæl əˈmændz, -ˈmɑndz; French aləˈmɑ̃d/ (Show IPA)
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
1675-1685
1675-85; < French, short for danse allemande German dance
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  • The allemande was played at a moderate tempo and could start on any beat of the bar.
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allemande

/ˈælɪmænd; French almɑ̃d/
noun
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
Word Origin
C17: from French danse allemande German dance
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Word Origin and History for allemande
n.

a German dance, 1775, from French Allemande, fem. of allemand "German" (see Alemanni). As a move in country or square dancing, from 1808.

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