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gavotte


  2  definitions  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}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gavotte 
  n  1:  an  old  formal  French  dance  in  quadruple  time 
  2:  music  composed  in  quadruple  time  for  dancing  the  gavotte 




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