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passacaglia definitions

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: modification of Spanish pasacalle, from pasar to pass + calle street, from Latin callis path more at pase Date: 1659 1. a. an old Italian or Spanish dance tune b. an instrumental musical composition consisting of variations usually on a ground bass in moderately slow triple time 2. an old dance performed to a passacaglia

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Mus. an instrumental piece usu. with a ground bass. Etymology: It. f. Sp. pasacalle f. pasar pass + calle street: orig. often played in the streets

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Passacaglia Pas`sa*ca*glia, Passacaglio Pas`sa*ca*glio, n. [Sp. pasacalle a certain tune on the guitar, prop., a tune played in passing through the streets.] (Mus.) An old Italian or Spanish dance tune, in slow three-four measure, with divisions on a ground bass, resembling a chaconne.



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