from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of difficult, old formal French dance in quadruple time.
  • n. Music composed in quadruple time for dancing the gavotte, having a dance tune which has two brisk and lively, yet dignified, strains in common time, each played twice over.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dance of French origin, somewhat resembling the minuet, remarkable for its combination of vivacity and dignity.
  • n. Music for such a dance, or in its rhythm, which is duple and quick. Gavots are frequent in old-fashioned suites, and have recently come again into favor.


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