from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A 17th-century French dance characterized by running and gliding steps to an accompaniment in triple time.
- n. Music The second movement of the classical baroque suite, typically following the allemande.
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- n. An old French dance from the late Renaissance and the Baroque era in triple metre.
- n. The second movement of a baroque suite (following the allemande, and before the sarabande)
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- n. a court dance of the 16th century; consisted of short advances and retreats
French, from feminine present participle of courir, to run, from Old French courre, from Latin currere; see kers- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)