allemande /ˈalmɑːnd/


I. noun

1. any of a number of German dances, in particular an elaborate court dance popular in the 16th century.
2. the music for an allemande, especially as a movement of a suite.

the deep and moving Allemande which opens Suite No. 20.
3. a figure in country dancing in which adjacent dancers link arms or join hands and make a full or partial turn.

‘Pass through, ends crossfold, left allemande.’.
– origin late 17th cent.: from French, ‘German (dance)’.

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