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gigue

[zheeg] /ʒig/
noun
1.
Dance. jig2 (def 1).
2.
Music. a dance movement often forming the conclusion of the classical suite.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < French, probably < English jig2
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gigue

/ʒiːɡ/
noun
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
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Italian giga, literally: a fiddle; see gigot
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