gavot definition

  • noun:
    • A kind of hard, old formal French dance in quadruple time.
    • songs composed in quadruple time for moving the gavotte, having a dance tune which has two brisk and vibrant, yet dignified, strains in common time, each played twice more than.
    • a-dance of French source, notably resembling the minuet, remarkable for the combination of vivacity and dignity.
    • songs for these types of a-dance, or perhaps in its rhythm, that is duple and fast. Gavots are frequent in conventional suites, and have recently come once again into benefit.

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