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 (shä-kôn′, -kŏn′)
a. A slow, stately dance in triple time of the 1700s.
b. The music for this dance.
2. A form consisting of variations based on a reiterated harmonic pattern.

[French, from Spanish chacona, a kind of dance in quick tempo, of unknown origin.]
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(ʃəˈkɒn; French ʃakɔn)
1. (Classical Music) a musical form consisting of a set of continuous variations upon a ground bass. See also passacaglia
2. (Dancing) archaic a dance in slow triple time probably originating in Spain
[C17: from French, from Spanish chacona, probably imitative of the castanet accompaniment]
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(ʃæˈkɔn, -ˈkɒn, ʃɑ-)

1. a musical form based on the continuous variation of a series of chords or of a ground bass.
2. an old dance, of Spanish origin.
[1675–85; < French < Sp chacona]
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An old Spanish dance.
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