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saraband

or sarabande

[sar-uh-band] /ˈsær əˌbænd/
noun
1.
a slow, stately Spanish dance, especially of the 17th and 18th centuries, in triple meter, derived from a vigorous castanet dance.
2.
a piece of music for or using the rhythm of this dance, usually forming one of the movements in the classical suite and following the courante.
Origin of saraband
1610-1620
1610-20; < French sarabande < Spanish zarabanda, perhaps < Arabic sarband a kind of dance < Persian
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