allemande

[al-uh-mand, -mahnd, al-uh-mand, al-uh-mahnd; French aluh-mahnd]
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noun, plural al·le·mandes [al-uh-mandz, -mahndz, al-uh-mandz, -mahndz; French aluh-mahnd] /ˈæl əˌmændz, -ˌmɑndz, ˌæl əˈmændz, -ˈmɑndz; French aləˈmɑ̃d/.

a 17th- and 18th-century dance in slow duple time.
a piece of music based on its rhythm, often following the prelude in the classical suite.
a figure performed in a quadrille.
a German folk dance in triple meter, similar to the ländler.

Origin of allemande

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

noun

the first movement of the classical suite, composed in a moderate tempo in a time signature of four-four
any of several German dances
a figure in country dancing or square dancing by means of which couples change position in the set

Word Origin for allemande

C17: from French danse allemande German dance
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Word Origin and History for allemande
n.

a German dance, 1775, from French Allemande, fem. of allemand "German" (see Alemanni). As a move in country or square dancing, from 1808.

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