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1. A French peasant dance of Baroque origin in moderately quick duple meter.
2. The music for this dance.
[French, from Provençal gavoto, from gavot, native of the Alps, possibly from gava, crop of a bird, from Vulgar Latin *gaba, gullet, throat.]
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1. (Dancing) an old formal dance in quadruple time
2. (Classical Music) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
[C17: from French, from Provençal gavoto, from gavot mountaineer, dweller in the Alps (where the dance originated), from gava goitre (widespread in the Alps), from Old Latin gaba (unattested) throat]
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1. an old French dance in moderately quick quadruple meter.
2. a piece of instumental music in the rhythm of the gavotte.
[1690–1700; < French < Occitan gavoto a mountaineer of Provence]
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A kind of folk dance originating from Gap, in the Haute- Alpes region fo France.
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|Noun||1.||gavotte - an old formal French dance in quadruple time|
social dancing - dancing as part of a social occasion
|2.||gavotte - music composed in quadruple time for dancing the gavotte|
dance music - music to dance to
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gavotte[gəˈvɒt] N → gavota f
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n → Gavotte f
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