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gavot


gavot


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gavot  \Gav"ot\  (?  or  ?;  277),  n.  [F.  gavotte,  fr  Gavots,  a 
  people  inhabiting  a  mountainous  district  in  France,  called 
  Gap.]  (Mus.) 
  A  kind  of  difficult  dance;  a  dance  tune,  the  air  of  which  has 
  two  brisk  and  lively,  yet  dignified,  strains  in  common  time, 
  each  played  twice  over  [Written  also  {gavotte}.]