gigue

gigue

[zheeg]
noun
1.
Dance. jig2 ( def 1 ).
2.
Music. a dance movement often forming the conclusion of the classical suite.

Origin:
1675–85; < French, probably < English jig2

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gigue (ʒiːɡ)
 
n
1.  a piece of music, usually in six-eight time and often fugal, incorporated into the classical suite
2.  a formal couple dance of the 16th and 17th centuries, derived from the jig
 
[C17: from French, from Italian giga, literally: a fiddle; see gigot]

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