Meaning of allemande

al•le•mande

Pronunciation: (al'u-mand", -mänd", al"u-mand', -mänd' Fr. al&supschwa-mänd'), [key]
— pl. -mandes
  1. a 17th- and 18th-century dance in slow duple time.
  2. a piece of music based on its rhythm, often following the prelude in the classical suite.
  3. a figure performed in a quadrille.
  4. a German folk dance in triple meter, similar to the ländler.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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