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.
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How to use chaconne in a sentence
It is almost a sacrilege to hear a little girl venturing to approach the chaconne.The Devourers | Annie Vivanti Chartres
"Write me the music of a chaconne, Monsieur Gluek," said the god of dancing.Great Italian and French Composers | George T. Ferris
He has given the greatest performance of the celebrated Bach chaconne ever heard in America.Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday | Henry C. Lahee
Do you think the Greeks, whose manners we are endeavoring to depict, knew what a chaconne was?Great Italian and French Composers | George T. Ferris
It is quite remarkable that some pages of this work, such as the superb chaconne at the end, have a character quite Handelian.Handel | Romain Rolland
British Dictionary definitions for chaconne
a musical form consisting of a set of continuous variations upon a ground bass: See also passacaglia
archaic a dance in slow triple time probably originating in Spain
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