saraband

play
noun sar·a·band \ˈsa-rə-ˌband\
variants: or

sarabande

Definition of saraband

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

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

Origin and Etymology of saraband

French sarabande, from Spanish zarabanda


First Known Use: 1616

Learn More about saraband


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up saraband? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!