gavotte

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French, from Provençal gavoto (dance of the mountain people), from Old Occitan Gavot (Alp native), literally “glutton, boor,” from gaver (force feed), from Old Provençal gava (crop); attested since the 1690s.[1]

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Noun[edit]

gavotte (plural gavottes)

  1. A French dance, in either 4/4 or 2/2 time.

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Verb[edit]

gavotte (third-person singular simple present gavottes, present participle gavotting, simple past and past participle gavotted)

  1. To perform this dance.
    • 1972, Carly Simon, You're so Vain[1], Rhino/Elektra, published 2017, 0:36 from the start:
      You had one eye in the mirror as / you watched yourself gavotte / And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner / They'd be your partner, and / You're so vain

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “gavotte”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡa.vɔt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

gavotte f (plural gavottes)

  1. gavotte

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

gavotte f

  1. plural of gavotta

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