farandole


far·an·dole

noun \ˈfer-ən-ˌdōl, ˈfa-rən-\

Definition of FARANDOLE

1
:  a lively Provençal dance in which men and women hold hands, form a chain, and follow a leader through a serpentine course
2
:  music in sextuple time for a farandole

Origin of FARANDOLE

French farandole, from Occitan farandoulo
First Known Use: 1863

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