Definition of gigue in English:

gigue

noun

Music
  • A lively piece of music in the style of a dance, typically of the Renaissance or baroque period, and usually in compound time.

    • ‘She caps off the work with a hell-for-leather fugal gigue.’
    • ‘Much of it is in dance forms, such as the sarabande, the courante, the menuet, and the gigue - another innovation in French chamber music of that era.’
    • ‘The suites mostly have four short movements, a prelude or allemande, courante, sarabande and gigue, with some variants.’
    • ‘Traditional French Canadian dances include the quadrille and the gigue.’
    • ‘The concluding gigue was especially vivacious.’

Origin

Late 17th century: French, literally ‘jig’.

Pronunciation

gigue

/ʒiːɡ/