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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A 16th-century court dance characterized by short advances and retreats.
  • noun Music The second movement of the classical baroque suite, typically following the allemande.

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  • noun music An old French dance from the late Renaissance and the Baroque era in triple metre.
  • noun music The second movement of a baroque suite (following the allemande, and before the sarabande)

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  • noun a court dance of the 16th century; consisted of short advances and retreats

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from feminine present participle of courir, to run, from Old French courre, from Latin currere; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

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