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saraband (sâr´əbănd), dance of Asian origin that first appeared in Spain in the 16th cent. At that time it was characterized by alternate 3–4 and 3–8 meter and was accompanied by castanets and tambourines. Cervantes denounced it for its indecent gestures, and it was suppressed at the end of the reign of Philip II. In the 17th and 18th cent. it had a slow triple meter and a more dignified form. It then began to appear as a movement in the instrumental suite.

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sar·a·band / ˈsarəˌband/ (also sar·a·bande) • n. a slow, stately Spanish dance in triple time. ∎  a piece of music written for such a dance.

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saraband (music for) a slow and stately Spanish dance. XVII. — F. sarabande — Sp., It. zarabanda, of unkn. orig.

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sarabandand, band, bland, brand, expand, firsthand, gland, grand, hand, land, manned, misunderstand, offhand, rand, righthand, Samarkand, sand, stand, strand, thirdhand, underhand, undermanned, understand, unplanned, untanned, withstand •graduand • hatband • armband •headband • neckband • sweatband •waistband • waveband • wristband •broadband • showband • noseband •saraband • backhand • chargehand •farmhand • deckhand • stagehand •freehand • millhand • behindhand •longhand •beforehand, forehand •shorthand • gangland • Lapland •flatland • no-man's-land • Saarland •farmland • grassland • marshland •fenland • wetland • Sudetenland •wasteland • dreamland • peatland •Matabeleland • Ngamiland •fairyland • Dixieland • Swaziland •Thailand • Rhineland • swampland •washland • homeland • Heligoland •Basutoland •clubland, scrubland •timberland • borderland •wonderland • Nagaland • Helgoland •Bechuanaland, Gondwanaland •Mashonaland • Damaraland •Nyasaland • platteland • hinterland •fatherland • motherland •Namaqualand • Öland • allemande •confirmand • ordinand • Ferdinand •Talleyrand • firebrand • Krugerrand •honorand • Witwatersrand •greensand • quicksand • analysand •Streisand • ampersand •bandstand, grandstand, handstand •hatstand • kickstand • inkstand •washstand • hallstand • news-stand

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Saraband ★★★½ 2003 (R)

Bergman's final film has his “Scenes From a Marriage” (1974) characters reuniting after a 30year separation. When Marianne (Ullman) visits Johan (Josephson) she finds he is still bitter and full of hatred, which is geared mostly toward his son Henrik (from another marriage) and granddaughter Karin who live in his guest house. When Karin is provided an opportunity to study music in Helsinki, an emotional confrontation comes to a head. Exceptional swan song. 107m/C DVD . SW IT GE FI DK AT Erland Josephson, Liv Ullmann, Borje Ahlstedt, Julia Dufvenius, Gunnel Fred; D: Ingmar Bergman; W: Ingmar Bergman; C: Raymond Wemmenlov, Sofi Stridh, P.O. Lantto.

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