gigue

[zheeg]

Origin of gigue

1675–85; < French, probably < English jig2
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gigue

noun
  1. a piece of music, usually in six-eight time and often fugal, incorporated into the classical suite
  2. a formal couple dance of the 16th and 17th centuries, derived from the jig

Word Origin for gigue

C17: from French, from Italian giga, literally: a fiddle; see gigot
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