noun, plural cou·rantes [koo-rahnts; French koo-rahnt] /kʊˈrɑnts; French kuˈrɑ̃t/.
Origin of courante
Examples from the Web for courante
After the Pavane came the Courante, a court dance performed on tiptoe with slightly jumping steps and many bows and curtseys.
A French courante differed from the Italian, and certain dances were taken at different tempi in different countries.Critical & Historical Essays|Edward MacDowell
The Courante is one of the most important of the strictly modern dances.
It was originally a branle of Poitou, derived from the Courante.
That thought had been growing, and the gavotte, the courante, the pavane becoming rehearsals.The Confounding of Camelia|Anne Douglas Sedgwick