allemande

noun

al·​le·​mande ˈa-lə-ˌman(d) How to pronounce allemande (audio)
-mən,
-ˌmänd,
 senses 1 & 2a also  ˌa-lə-ˈman(d),
-ˈmänd
often capitalized
1
: a musical composition or movement (as in a baroque suite) in moderate tempo and duple or quadruple time
2
a
: a 17th and 18th century court dance developed in France from a German folk dance
b
: a dance step with arms interlaced

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Word History

Etymology

French, from feminine of allemand German

First Known Use

circa 1639, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of allemande was circa 1639

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Cite this Entry

“Allemande.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allemande. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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