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Meaning of courante

cou•rante

Pronunciation: (koo-ränt' Fr. k&oomacr-ränt'), [key]
— pl. -rantes
  1. a dance dating back to the 17th century and characterized by a running or gliding step.
  2. a piece of music for or suited to this dance.
  3. a movement following the allemande in the classical suite.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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