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Saraband definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SAR'ABAND, n.
A dance and a tune used in Spain, said to be derived from the Saracens.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: music composed for dancing the saraband
2: a stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries; in slow time

Merriam Webster's

or sarabande noun Etymology: French sarabande, from Spanish zarabanda Date: 1616 1. a stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries resembling the minuet 2. the music for the saraband in slow triple time with accent on the second beat

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a stately old Spanish dance. 2 music for this or in its rhythm, usu. in triple time often with a long note on the second beat of the bar. Etymology: F sarabande f. Sp. & It. zarabanda

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Saraband Sar"a*band, n. [F. sarabande, Sp. zarabanda, fr. Per. serbend a song.] A slow Spanish dance of Saracenic origin, to an air in triple time; also, the air itself. She has brought us the newest saraband from the court of Queen Mab. --Sir W. Scott.




 


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