saraband

noun
sar·​a·​band | \ ˈser-ə-ˌband How to pronounce saraband (audio) , 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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“Saraband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saraband. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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