gavotte

noun ga·votte \ gə-ˈvät \

Definition of gavotte

1 : a dance of French peasant origin marked by the raising rather than sliding of the feet
2 : a tune for the gavotte in moderately quick ⁴/₄ time

gavotte

intransitive verb

Origin and Etymology of gavotte

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


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