farandole

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French farandole, from Occitan farandola.

Noun[edit]

farandole ‎(plural farandoles)

  1. A lively chain dance in 6/8 time, of Provençal origin.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter VIII, The Younger Set:
      "My tastes," he said, still smiling, "incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet." And, to tease her and arouse her to combat: "I prefer a farandole to a nocturne; I'd rather have a painting than an etching; Mr. Whistler bores me with his monochromatic mud; I don't like dull colours, dull sounds, dull intellects; []."
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (The Avignon Quintet), p.953:
      In another corner fragments of the town band tried hard to assemble a farandole, for this type of folklore seemed appropriate to a nationalist and patriotic celebration.

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

farandole f

  1. plural of farandola