[sha-kawn, -kon, shah-; French sha-kawn]
noun, plural cha·connes [sha-kawnz, -konz, shah-; French sha-kawn] /ʃæˈkɔnz, -ˈkɒnz, ʃɑ-; French ʃaˈkɔn/.
an ancient dance, probably of Spanish origin, in moderate triple meter.
a musical form based on the continuous variation of a series of chords or of a ground bass.
Origin of chaconne
1675–85; < French < Spanish chacona
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for chaconne
Historical Examples of chaconne
She played the first five of the thirty-two variations of the Chaconne; then she stopped.
The Chaconne was taken out, and the Faust Phantasie put in its stead.
“Write me the music of a chaconne, Monsieur Gluck,” said the god of dancing.
"Write me the music of a chaconne, Monsieur Gluek," said the god of dancing.
It is almost a sacrilege to hear a little girl venturing to approach the Chaconne.
British Dictionary definitions for chaconne
a musical form consisting of a set of continuous variations upon a ground bassSee also passacaglia
archaic a dance in slow triple time probably originating in Spain
Word Origin for chaconne
C17: from French, from Spanish chacona, probably imitative of the castanet accompaniment
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