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[French, probably from jig.]
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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]
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a fast, closing dance movement of the classical suite.
[1675–85; < French, probably < E jig2]
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