chaconne

[sha-kawn, -kon, shah-; French sha-kawn]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. chachka,
  2. chackle,
  3. chacma,
  4. chaco,
  5. chacoan peccary,
  6. chacun à son goût,
  7. chad,
  8. chad, lake,
  9. chadarim,
  10. chadderton

Origin of chaconne

1675–85; < French < Spanish chacona

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British Dictionary definitions for chaconne

chaconne

noun

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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