- 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).