[ sha-kawn, -kon, shah-; French sha-kawn ]
/ ʃæˈkɔn, -ˈkɒn, ʃɑ-; French ʃaˈkɔn /

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chaconne


/ (ʃəˈkɒn, French ʃakɔn) /


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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