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gigue

 (zhēg)
n.
See jig1.

[French, probably from jig.]

gigue

(ʒiːɡ)
n
1. (Classical Music) a piece of music, usually in six-eight time and often fugal, incorporated into the classical suite
2. (Dancing) a formal couple dance of the 16th and 17th centuries, derived from the jig
[C17: from French, from Italian giga, literally: a fiddle; see gigot]

gigue

(ʒig)

n.
a fast, closing dance movement of the classical suite.
[1675–85; < French, probably < E jig2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gigue - music in three-four time for dancing a jiggigue - music in three-four time for dancing a jig
dance music - music to dance to
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