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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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Starting the hourlong show with "Sonata in A Minor after Reinken's 'Hortus Musicus,'" the Iranian-American keyboardist gave an animated performance, especially evident in the sonata's Fugue, the first movement, and the final Gigue.
Des trottoirs sur lesquels vous etes forces de danser la gigue, tant chaque boutique (Hammas et Cie) le raccommode a sa guise et selon ses besoins et moyens.
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Occasionally, I choose pieces to introduce specific topics, such as a gigue as a springboard for teaching articulation choices in baroque dances.
When the Witch was foiled, the birds--small girls masked as birds--flew away and danced a gigue together, accompanied by the chorus.
Meme Newton risquerait un strabisme en tentant de suivre les tableaux des indices dansant la gigue.
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Its Prelude cascaded along, its Sarabande was nicely understated and the exuberance of its Gigue was tightly controlled.
Without going back into early history, simply the names of a typical baroque suite indicate the importance of dance: Allemande, Corrente, Courante, Sarabande, Gigue, Gavotte, Minuet, Passepi ed, and Bourree.
I should tell you about the gigue," I said, jumping to the last movement.
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The tunes were identified by Anthony Hicks in the 1990s, and the first allegro and gigue are included in the manuscript set of 11 tunes preserved in the British Library.