farandole

noun
far·​an·​dole | \ ˈfer-ən-ˌdōl How to pronounce farandole (audio) , ˈfa-rən- \

Definition of farandole

1 : a lively Provençal dance in which men and women hold hands, form a chain, and follow a leader through a serpentine course
2 : music in sextuple time for a farandole

First Known Use of farandole

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for farandole

French farandole, from Occitan farandoulo

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“Farandole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farandole. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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