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A lively piece of music in the style of a dance, typically of the Renaissance or baroque period, and usually in compound time.
- ‘Traditional French Canadian dances include the quadrille and the 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 concluding gigue was especially vivacious.’
- ‘The suites mostly have four short movements, a prelude or allemande, courante, sarabande and gigue, with some variants.’
- ‘She caps off the work with a hell-for-leather fugal gigue.’
Late 17th century: French, literally jig.
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