saraband

saraband

[sar-uh-band]
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.
Also, sarabande.


Origin:
1610–20; < French sarabande < Spanish zarabanda, perhaps < Arabic sarband a kind of dance < Persian

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sarabande or saraband (ˈsærəˌbænd)
 
n
1.  a decorous 17th-century courtly dance
2.  music a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance, in slow triple time, often incorporated into the classical suite
 
[C17: from French, from Spanish zarabanda, of uncertain origin]
 
saraband or saraband
 
n
 
[C17: from French, from Spanish zarabanda, of uncertain origin]

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