gigue


gigue

noun \ˈzhēg\

Definition of GIGUE

:  a lively dance movement (as of a suite) having compound triple rhythm and composed in fugal style

Origin of GIGUE

French, from English jig
First Known Use: 1685

Rhymes with GIGUE

gigue

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Dance derived from the English jig that was popular as a lively court dance in 17th-century Europe. Originally a solo dance, in its courtly form it was danced by couples in formal ballet style to music in or time. As a musical form, it became the last movement in the standard suite.

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