saraband

or sar·a·bande

[ sar-uh-band ]
/ ˈsær əˌbænd /
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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.

Origin of saraband

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

saraband

/ (ˈsærəˌbænd) /

noun

a decorous 17th-century courtly dance
music a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance, in slow triple time, often incorporated into the classical suite

Word Origin for sarabande

C17: from French, from Spanish zarabanda, of uncertain origin
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