variants or passemezzo
plural -s
: an old originally Italian dance in duple time resembling the pavan but about twice as fast
also : the music of this dance

Word History


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

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“Passamezzo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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