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courante

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noun cou·rante \ku̇-ˈränt, -ˈrant\

Definition of courante

  1. 1 :  a dance of Italian origin marked by quick running steps

  2. 2 :  music in quick triple time or in a mixture of 32 and 64 time



Origin of courante

Middle French, from courir to run, from Latin currere


First Known Use: 1586


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