- a lively 16th- and 17th-century round dance originating in France.
- the music for this dance.
Origin of branle
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Historical Examples of branle
The baby who has not swung in a branle does not know the quintessence of baby luxury.
All but Bibine, who was left swinging in his branle with only Loka for company.
It was originally a branle of Poitou, derived from the Courante.
The Branle in its original form had steps like the Allemande.
Each returning sabbath saw Whitehall lighted up, and heard the tabors sound for a branle, (Anglicised 'brawl').The Wits and Beaux of Society
Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
- an old French country dance performed in a linked circle