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[kuh-ran-toh, -rahn-, koh-]
noun, plural co·ran·tos, co·ran·toes.
  1. courante.
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Origin of coranto

1615–25; earlier carranta < Italian cor(r)anta < French courante courante
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Examples from the Web for coranto

Historical Examples

  • Why dost thou not go to church in a galliard, and come home in a coranto?

    Hazlitt on English Literature

    Jacob Zeitlin

  • Then Charles, with ready grace, would begin the coranto, taking a single lady in this dance along the gallery.

    The Wits and Beaux of Society

    Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton

  • The passamezzo, passy-measure or half-measure was a popular Elizabethan dance, like the coranto and lavolta.

  • I thought Sir you wou'd have been more open-handed, I sell no Coranto's at such rates.

  • Morley speaks of the Volte, and says it is characterised by 'rising and leaping,' and is of the same 'measure' as a coranto.

    Shakespeare and Music

    Edward W. Naylor

British Dictionary definitions for coranto


noun plural -tos
  1. a variant of courante
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