Definitions for gavottegəˈvɒt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ga•vottegəˈvɒt(n.)

  1. an old French dance in moderately quick quadruple meter.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. a piece of instumental music in the rhythm of the gavotte.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of gavotte:

1690–1700; < F < Oc gavoto a mountaineer of Provence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gavotte(noun)

    an old formal French dance in quadruple time

  2. gavotte(noun)

    music composed in quadruple time for dancing the gavotte

Wiktionary

  1. gavotte(Noun)

    A French dance, either in 4/4 or 2/2 time.

Freebase

  1. Gavotte

    The gavotte originated as a French folk dance, taking its name from the Gavot people of the Pays de Gap region of Dauphiné, where the dance originated. It is notated in 4/4 or 2/2 time and is of moderate tempo. The distinctive rhythmic feature of the 18th-century French court gavotte is that phrases begin in the middle of the bar; that is, in either 4/4 or 2/2 time, the phrases begin on the third quarter note of the bar, creating a half-measure upbeat, as illustrated below: On the contrary, the music for the earlier court gavotte, first described by Thoinot Arbeau in 1589, invariably began on the downbeat of a duple measure, and the various folk gavottes found in mid-20th century Brittany were danced to music in 4/4, 2/4, 9/8, and 5/8 time. The 19th-century column-dance also called "gavotte" has nothing at all in common with the dances of the 16th to the 18th centuries.

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