coranto

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Etymology[edit]

From the French dance the courante, loosely translatable as the "running".

Noun[edit]

coranto (plural corantos or corantoes)

  1. A fast-paced dance which originated in France.
    • Macaulay
      Dancing a coranto with him upon the heath.
    • 1928, Virginia Woolf, Orlando
      Orlando, it is true, was none of those who tread lightly the coranto and lavolta; he was clumsy; and a little absent-minded.

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