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gavotte

noun ga·votte \gə-ˈvät\

Definition of GAVOTTE

1
:  a dance of French peasant origin marked by the raising rather than sliding of the feet
2
:  a tune for the gavotte in moderately quick 44 time
gavotte intransitive verb
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Origin of GAVOTTE

French, from Middle French, from Old Occitan gavato, from gavot Alpine dweller
First Known Use: 1696

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