from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See jig1.
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- n. an Irish dance, derived from the jig, used in the Partita form (Baroque Period).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A piece of lively dance music, in two strains which are repeated; also, the dance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See jig.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. music in three-four time for dancing a jig
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.