saraband

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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

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