courante

noun
cou·rante | \ku̇-ˈränt, -ˈrant \

Definition of courante 

1 : a dance of Italian origin marked by quick running steps

2 : music in quick triple time or in a mixture of ³/₂ and ⁶/₄ time

First Known Use of courante

1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for courante

Middle French, from courir to run, from Latin currere

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