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sar·a·bandalso 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]