gigue

[ zheeg ]
/ ʒig /

noun

Dance. jig2 (def. 1).
Music. a dance movement often forming the conclusion of the classical suite.

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Origin of gigue

1675–85; <French, probably <English jig2

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British Dictionary definitions for gigue

gigue
/ (ʒiːɡ) /

noun

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

Word Origin for gigue

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