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saraband

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noun sar·a·band \ˈsa-rə-ˌband\

Definition of saraband

  1. 1 :  a stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries resembling the minuet

  2. 2 :  the music for the saraband in slow triple time with accent on the second beat



Variants of saraband

or

sarabande

Origin and Etymology of saraband

French sarabande, from Spanish zarabanda


First Known Use: 1616


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