passamezzo

noun
pas·sa·mez·zo
variants: or passemezzo \ˌpäsəˈmet(ˌ)sō, -ed(ˌ)zō, -e(ˌ)zō \
plural -s

Definition of passamezzo 

: an old originally Italian dance in duple time resembling the pavan but about twice as fast also : the music of this dance

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History and Etymology for passamezzo

Italian passamezzo, passo e mezzo, from the phrase passo e mezzo step and a half

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