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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.]

ga·votte′ v.


(ɡəˈvɒt) or


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]



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]


A kind of folk dance originating from Gap, in the Haute- Alpes region fo France.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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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References in classic literature ?
Again, there was the little French chevalier opposite, who gave lessons in his native tongue at various schools in the neighbourhood, and who might be heard in his apartment of nights playing tremulous old gavottes and minuets on a wheezy old fiddle.
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My wife often says that my music sounds too aACAyclassical' and it has less groove in it, yet people used to dance on Burree and Gavotte in mid-19th century.
Oramo (we must not forget his own expertise as a violinist) and the BBCSO collaborated with happy empathy before enjoying with the rest of us Ibragimova's cheeky Bach E major Gavotte encore.
The program for the Oregon Wind Quintet's concert features music ranging from the early 18th century through the mid-20th, including John-Philippe Rameau's Gavotte with Six Doubles; Giuseppe Cambini's Wind Quintet No.
2 (adapted from Mendelssohn's piano accompaniment), the Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No.
Without going back into early history, simply the names of a typical baroque suite indicate the importance of dance: Allemande, Corrente, Courante, Sarabande, Gigue, Gavotte, Minuet, Passepi ed, and Bourree.
While in the case of Benda this could have been expected, Jiranek was a pleasant surprise, and I consider his Sonata in C major, featuring a wonderful Adagio and refined, variational Gavotte, the apex of the entire recording.
The work of rural professionals: Doing the Gemeinschaft-Gesellschaft gavotte.
The 10-minute piece was a mixture of traditional Victorian dances including the Waltz, Polka, Portland, Gavotte and Quadrille and was performed in the Museum's Masonic Hall at regular intervals throughout the day.
Duong V, Blassdell K, May TT, Sreyrath L, Gavotte L, Morand S, et al.
This gavotte has become colloquially known as the "doc fix.