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1. A spirited circle dance of Provençal derivation.
2. The music for this dance.
[French, from Provençal farandoulo; akin to Spanish farándula, troupe of traveling comedians.]
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farandole(ˈfærənˌdəʊl; French farɑ̃dɔl)
1. (Dancing) a lively dance in six-eight or four-four time from Provence
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
[C19: from French, from Provençal farandoulo, of uncertain origin; compare Spanish farándula itinerant group of actors]
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far•an•dole(ˈfær ənˌdoʊl, ˌfær ənˈdoʊl)
a lively dance, of Provençal origin.
[1860–65; < French < Occitan farandoulo]
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|Noun||1.||farandole - a lively dance from Provence; all the dancers join hands and execute various figures|
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