- a German dance of the 16th century in moderate duple time
- a stylized instrumental composition evolved from this dance and often used as the first movement of a Baroque suite
- a figure in a square dance in which two dancers join right or left hands and make a turn
Origin of allemandeFrench ; from allemand, German ; from Old French aleman ; from Medieval Latin Alemannus: see Alemanni
- a. A stately 16th-century dance in duple meter.b. Music The music for this dance, often used as the first movement of a suite.
- A lively dance of the mid-18th century in triple meter.
Origin of allemandeFrench, feminine of allemand, German, from Latin Alemann&imacron;, an ancient Germanic tribe; see Alemanni.