from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A French peasant dance of Baroque origin in moderately quick duple meter.
- n. Music for this dance.
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- n. A French dance, either in 4/4 or 2/2 time.
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- n. an old formal French dance in quadruple time
- n. music composed in quadruple time for dancing the gavotte
French, from Provençal gavoto, from gavot, native of the Alps, possibly from gava, crop of a bird, from Vulgar Latin *gaba, gullet, throat.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)