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al·le·mande  audio  (l-mnd, -mänd, l-mnd, -mänd) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. A stately 16th-century dance in duple meter.
    2. Music A composition written to or as if to accompany this dance, often used as the first movement of a suite.
  1. A lively dance of the mid-18th century in triple meter.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, feminine of allemand, German, from Latin Alemann, an ancient Germanic tribe ; see Alemanni


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