an old French dance in moderately quick quadruple meter.
a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance, often forming one of the movements in the classical suite, usually following the saraband.
an old formal dance in quadruple time
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
lively dance, 1690s, from French gavotte (17c.), from Old Provençal gavoto “mountaineer’s dance,” from gavot, a local name for an Alpine resident, literally “boor, glutton,” from gaver “to stuff, force-feed poultry,” from Old Provençal gava “crop.” From the same source is French gavache “coward, dastard.”
[gaw] /gɔ/ noun, Chiefly Scot. 1. a narrow, trenchlike depression, especially a furrow in the earth or a worn or thin area in cloth. 1. guaranteed annual wage. 1. Global Atmospheric Watch 2. guaranteed annual wage
1. guaranteed annual wage.
[gah-win, gaw-] /ˈgɑ wɪn, ˈgɔ-/ noun 1. Arthurian Romance. one of the knights of the Round Table: a nephew of King Arthur.
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