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allemande

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noun al·le·mande \ˈa-lə-ˌman(d), -mən, -ˌmänd, 1a & 2 also ˌa-lə-ˈ\

Definition of allemande

  1. 1 :  a musical composition or movement (as in a baroque suite) in moderate tempo and duple or quadruple time

  2. 2 a :  a 17th and 18th century court dance developed in France from a German folk dance b :  a dance step with arms interlaced



Origin of allemande

French, from feminine of allemand German


First Known Use: 1685


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