Saraband meaning

sărə-bănd
A fast, erotic dance of the 1500s of Mexico and Spain.
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A stately court dance of the 1600s and 1700s, in slow triple time.
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The music for either of these dances.
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A graceful, stately, slow Spanish dance in triple time, developed from an earlier lively dance.
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A stylized dance of this type used as a movement in a classical suite.
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A slow Spanish dance of Saracenic origin, to an air in triple time; also, the air itself.

She has brought us the newest saraband from the court of Queen Mab. -Sir W. Scott.

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Origin of saraband

  • French sarabande from Spanish zarabanda

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

  • From French sarabande, Spanish zarabanda, from Persian [script?] (serbend, “a song").

    From Wiktionary