Definition of passacaille in US English:

passacaille

(also passecalle, pasacalle, passecaille)

noun

Music
  • Passacaglia.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Roger L'Estrange (1616–1704), author and press censor. From French passacaille and its etymon Spanish pasacalle passacaglia.

Pronunciation

passacaille

/ˌpasəˈkɑːɪ/