rigadoon

(redirected from Rigadoon (disambiguation))

rig·a·doon

 (rĭg′ə-do͞on′) or ri·gau·don (rē-gô-dōN′) also rig·o·don (rĭg′ə-dŏn′)
n.
1. A lively jumping quickstep for two couples, usually in rapid duple meter.
2. The music for this dance.

[French rigaudon, rigodon, of unknown origin.]

rigadoon

(ˌrɪɡəˈduːn) or

rigaudon

n
1. (Dancing) an old Provençal couple dance, light and graceful, in lively duple time
2. (Music, other) a piece of music for or in the rhythm of this dance
[C17: from French, allegedly from its inventor Rigaud, a dancing master at Marseille]

rig•a•doon

(ˌrɪg əˈdun)

n.
1. a dance of the 17th and 18th centuries in quick duple meter.
2. music for this dance.
[1685–95; < French rigaudon, perhaps from the surname Rigaud]
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