- a slow, stately Spanish dance, especially of the 17th and 18th centuries, in triple meter, derived from a vigorous castanet dance.
- a piece of music for or using the rhythm of this dance, usually forming one of the movements in the classical suite and following the courante.
Origin of saraband
1610–20; < French sarabande < Spanish zarabanda, perhaps < Arabic sarband a kind of dance < Persian
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Examples from the Web for saraband
But I have read that M. le Cardinal de Richelieu danced a saraband.The Queen's Necklace
Alexandre Dumas pre
Anne bade him prove it by dressing as a circus clown and dancing a saraband for her.Superwomen
Albert Payson Terhune
Saraband (Serebend) rugs are woven in the district of Sarawan.
They resemble in their field and in the firm texture the Saraband rug, the palm-leaf design being arranged throughout the field.
Another extremely popular dance was the Saraband, which, however, died out after the 17th century.