noun ga·votte \gə-ˈvät\

Definition of gavotte

  1. 1 :  a dance of French peasant origin marked by the raising rather than sliding of the feet

  2. 2 :  a tune for the gavotte in moderately quick 44 time


intransitive verb

Origin and Etymology of gavotte

French, from Medieval French, from Old Occitan gavato, from gavot Alpine dweller

First Known Use: 1696

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