: a lively dance movement (as of a suite) having compound triple rhythm and composed in fugal style

Examples of gigue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Daniil Simkin made the ground-covering gigue airy and light of weight, missing the dance’s inherent sharpness and accentuations. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, 5 July 2017

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Word History


French, from English jig

First Known Use

1685, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gigue was in 1685

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“Gigue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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