farandole

[ far-uh n-dohl; French fa-rahn-dawl ]
/ ˈfær ənˌdoʊl; French fa rɑ̃ˈdɔl /

noun, plural far·an·doles [far-uh n-dohlz; French fa-rahn-dawl] /ˈfær ənˌdoʊlz; French fa rɑ̃ˈdɔl/.

a lively dance, of Provençal origin, in which all the dancers join hands and execute various figures.
the music for this dance.

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Origin of farandole

1860–65; < French < Provençal farandoulo, perhaps a conflation of b(a)randello with same sense, derivative of brandà to move, rock (< Germanic; see brandish) and flandrinà to dawdle, ultimately derivative of Flandres Flanders
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farandole
/ (ˈfærənˌdəʊl, French farɑ̃dɔl) /

noun

a lively dance in six-eight or four-four time from Provence
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance

Word Origin for farandole

C19: from French, from Provençal farandoulo, of uncertain origin; compare Spanish farándula itinerant group of actors
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