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gavotte. Old Fr. dance in common time beginning on 3rd beat of the bar. Originated in Pays de Gap where the inhabitants were known as ‘gavots’. Popularized at court of Louis XIV, where Lully comp. several examples. Became optional movement of baroque suite. Some examples by 20th-cent. composers, e.g. Prokofiev in his Classical Symphony and Schoenberg in his Suite for String Orch.

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gavotte (gəvŏt´), originally a peasant dance of the Gavots in upper Dauphiné, France. A type of circle dance characterized by lively, skipping steps, it was introduced at the court of Louis XIV and was used by Lully in his ballets and operas and by François Couperin and J. S. Bach in their keyboard suites.

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ga·votte / gəˈvät/ • n. a medium-paced French dance, popular in the 18th century. ∎  a piece of music accompanying or in the rhythm of such a dance, composed in common time beginning on the third beat of the bar.

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gavotte XVII. — F. — Pr. gavoto, f. Gavot name in Provence for inhabitants of the Alps.

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