- a slow, stately Italian, Spanish, or French dance of the 17th c., similar to the chaconne
- the music for this dance
- a musical form based on this dance, in 3/4 time and with a continuous ground bass
Origin of passacagliapseudo-It from Spanish pasacalle from pasar ( from Vulgar Latin an unverified form passare, pass) + calle, street from Classical Latin callis: so named from often being performed in the streets
- A Spanish dance in 3/4 time.
- The music for this dance.
Origin of passacagliaItalian From Spanish pasacalle pasar to pass, step ; see pase . calle street ( from Latin callis call- path )