gavotte

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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

gavotte

intransitive verb

Origin and Etymology of gavotte

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


First Known Use: 1696


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