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also sar·a·bande  (săr′ə-bănd′)
1. A fast, erotic dance of the 1500s of Mexico and Spain.
2. A stately court dance of the 1600s and 1700s, in slow triple time.
3. The music for either of these dances.

[French sarabande, from Spanish zarabanda.]


or sar•a•bande

(ˈsær əˌbænd)

1. a stately Spanish dance, esp. of the 17th and 18th centuries.
2. music for or using the rhythm of this dance.
[1610–20; < French sarabande < Sp zarabanda]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saraband - music composed for dancing the saraband
dance music - music to dance to
2.saraband - a stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries; in slow time
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music


[ˈsærəbænd] Nzarabanda f


nSarabande f
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at the marriage of Anne of Austria, invented that admirable Spanish costume, in which Richelieu danced a saraband, made the costumes for the tragedy of "Mirame," and stitched on to Buckingham's mantle those famous pearls which were destined to be scattered about the pavements of the Louvre.
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