American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A stately 16th-century dance in duple meter.
- n. Music A composition written to or as if to accompany this dance, often used as the first movement of a suite.
- n. A lively dance of the mid-18th century in triple meter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, the first movement after the prelude in a suite. Like the prelude, it is sometimes absent. It is in 4/4 time, a rather fast andante, and consists of two strains, each repeated, and generally of equal length.
- n. A German dance in 3/4 time, resembling the older style of waltz, and often so called.
- n. A German national dance in lively 2/4 time.
- n. A figure in dancing.
- n. A popular instrumental dance form in Baroque music, and a standard element of a suite, generally the first or second movement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mus.) A dance in moderate twofold time, invented by the French in the reign of Louis XIV.; -- now mostly found in suites of pieces, like those of Bach and Handel.
- n. A figure in dancing.
- n. egg-thickened veloute
- From French allemand "German". (Wiktionary)
- French, feminine of allemand, German, from Latin Alemannī, an ancient Germanic tribe; see Alemanni. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“En finale, elle a épelé correctement stromuhr, mot d'origine allemande qui désigne un instrument de mesure de la quantité de sang qui s'écoule par unité de temps dans un vaisseau sanguin.”
“Basel: 1922; Une allemande à Paris (A German Woman in Paris).”
“Just as they profited from deregulation so did the banks -- change partners allemande, right!”
“I agree with murgadroid, square dancing notation. "swing yer partner, do-si-do, allemande left and come back slow...”
“À l'approche des Allemands et avec la signature à Rethondes de la convention d'armistice franco-allemande le 22 juin 1940, les Rochelais sabotent ou détruisent de nombreuses installations afin qu'elles ne tombent pas aux mains de l'occupant.”
“Un blocage identique à celui vécu pendant mon apprentissage de la langue allemande!”
“February 29, 2008 at 10:34 am but teh gigue, allemande, corante adn bouray are dance musik!”
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