saraband

or sar·a·bande

[ sar-uh-band ]
/ ˈsær əˌbænd /

noun

a slow, stately Spanish dance, especially of the 17th and 18th centuries, in triple meter, derived from a vigorous castanet dance.
a piece of music for or using the rhythm of this dance, usually forming one of the movements in the classical suite and following the courante.

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Origin of saraband

1610–20; <French sarabande<Spanish zarabanda, perhaps <Arabic sarband a kind of dance <Persian

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