saraband

noun
sar·a·band | \ˈser-ə-ˌband, ˈsa-rə-ˌband\
variants: or sarabande

Definition of saraband 

1 : a stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries resembling the minuet

2 : the music for the saraband in slow triple time with accent on the second beat

First Known Use of saraband

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for saraband

French sarabande, from Spanish zarabanda

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