[ al-uh-mand, -mahnd, al-uh-mand, al-uh-mahnd; French aluh-mahnd ]

noun,plural al·le·mandes [al-uh-mandz, -mahndz, al-uh-mandz, -mahndz; French aluh-mahnd]. /ˈæl əˌmændz, -ˌmɑndz, ˌæl əˈmændz, -ˈmɑndz; French aləˈmɑ̃d/.
  1. a 17th- and 18th-century dance in slow duple time.

  2. a piece of music based on its rhythm, often following the prelude in the classical suite.

  1. a figure performed in a quadrille.

  2. a German folk dance in triple meter, similar to the ländler.

Origin of allemande

1675–85; <French, short for danse allemande German dance

Words Nearby allemande Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for allemande


/ (ˈælɪmænd, French almɑ̃d) /

  1. the first movement of the classical suite, composed in a moderate tempo in a time signature of four-four

  2. any of several German dances

  1. a figure in country dancing or square dancing by means of which couples change position in the set

Origin of allemande

C17: from French danse allemande German dance

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