A French peasant dance of Baroque origin in moderately quick duple meter.
A 17th-cent. dance like the minuet, but faster and livelier.
The music for this, in 4/4 time.
The music for this dance.
Alternative Form of gavotte - gavot
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