galant

/ (ɡəˈlɑːnt) /

noun

an 18th-century style of music characterized by homophony and elaborate ornamentation

Nearby words

  1. galah,
  2. galah session,
  3. galahad,
  4. galahad, sir,
  5. galangal,
  6. galantamine,
  7. galantine,
  8. galanty show,
  9. galapagos,
  10. galashiels

Word Origin for galant

C17: from Old French galant, from galer to make merry, from gale enjoyment, pleasure

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