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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.]


(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]


(ˈfær ənˌdoʊl, ˌfær ənˈdoʊl)

a lively dance, of Provençal origin.
[1860–65; < French < Occitan farandoulo]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.farandole - a lively dance from Provence; all the dancers join hands and execute various figures
folk dance, folk dancing - a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
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