Dance. jig2 (def. 1).
Music. a dance movement often forming the conclusion of the classical suite.
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How to use gigue in a sentence
It is in imitation of a national song, and is sometimes like a slow gigue, sometimes like a pastorale.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 3 (of 3) | Otto Jahn
The sonata commenced in D minor; in the gigue there was constant modulation towards G minor.The Pianoforte Sonata | J.S. Shedlock
The last movement, still in the same key, is a gigue, thus keeping well in the shadow of the suite.Critical & Historical Essays | Edward MacDowell
The last of the particularly characteristic dances is the gigue with its counterparts mentioned above.Music: An Art and a Language | Walter Raymond Spalding
The adagio is a sarabande, and the last movement has the characteristics of the gigue.Critical & Historical Essays | Edward MacDowell
British Dictionary definitions for gigue
a piece of music, usually in six-eight time and often fugal, incorporated into the classical suite
a formal couple dance of the 16th and 17th centuries, derived from the jig
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