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

Origin of gigue

1675–85; < French, probably < English jig2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

Word Origin for gigue

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