American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See jig1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See jig.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A piece of lively dance music, in two strains which are repeated; also, the dance.
- n. music in three-four time for dancing a jig
- French, probably from jig1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Prologues and epilogues have become my specialty—and then a gigue in my breeches, naturellement.”
“Somehow, at the end of the play she is revived sufficiently to dance a gigue in her breeches, à la myself.”
“Beth played exquisitely and taught me the latest French gigue, much more complicated, with a very quick capriole in the first pass.”
“She braced herself in the doorway with her hands and legs as the earth began an insane gigue.”
“That wonder of mine which I first experienced during my long stay in London was repeated that night by my guests, yet on this occasion the most astonished was Jan, who almost danced a gigue around the object, such was his delight.”
“February 29, 2008 at 10:34 am but teh gigue, allemande, corante adn bouray are dance musik!”
“The only way to do that was to reconstruct the gigue, she said.”
“John Raymond, a viol player and assistant curator at the university's instrument collection, said that when he played the gigue the significance of the flat bridge and high strings became apparent.”
“The gigue is believed to be an ancestor of the violin, and was played by troubadours to accompany dance, song and poetry at northern European courts.”
“Music progressed after 1325 and I don't think the gigue could support it.”
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A list generated by Phrontistery
which I wanted to have along with my own lists on Wordnik
The Moves. Do~do~ditty!
Just what it sounds like. My favorites. Five letters.
A place for me to keep all these weird words, whether I guessed them correctly or not.
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
Styles of dance
Words that http://www.freerice.com taught me
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