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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.]


(ˈsærəˌbænd) or


1. (Dancing) a decorous 17th-century courtly dance
2. (Music, other) music a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance, in slow triple time, often incorporated into the classical suite
[C17: from French, from Spanish zarabanda, of uncertain origin]
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