Gavotte meaning

gə-vŏt
A French peasant dance of Baroque origin in moderately quick duple meter.
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A 17th-cent. dance like the minuet, but faster and livelier.
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The music for this, in 4/4 time.
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A French dance, either in 4/4 or 2/2 time.
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The music for this dance.
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Origin of gavotte

  • French from Provençal gavoto from gavot native of the Alps possibly from gava crop of a bird from Vulgar Latin gaba gullet, throat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary