noun, sometimes capitalized
sar·​da·​na | \ särˈdänə \
plural -s

Definition of sardana

1 : a Catalan dance in which participants form a ring and move alternately to the left and right with long and short steps
2 : the music for the sardana usually arranged in quick 6/8 time and played on the fife and tabor

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History and Etymology for sardana

Spanish, from Catalan

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“Sardana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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