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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dance of the peasants of Sicily in rather slow movement, accompanied with singing.
  • noun Music for such a dance or in its rhythm, which is sextuple and moderately slow, resembling the pastorale, and frequently written in the minor mode.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A Sicilian dance, resembling the pastorale, set to a rather slow and graceful melody in 12-8 or 6-8 measure; also, the music to the dance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A dance, the siciliana.

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