passacaglia

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian passacaglia, from Spanish pasacalle, from pasar (to pass) + calle (street).

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Noun[edit]

passacaglia (plural passacaglias)

  1. (music) A form of historical Spanish or Italian dance characterised by a serious nature, triple metre, and use of a ground bass.
  2. (music, by extension) Any piece of classical music with similar characteristics.

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Bortowed from Spanish pasacalle, from pasar (to pass) + calle (street).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpas.saˈkaʎ.ʎa/, [ˌpäsːäˈkäʎːä]
  • Rhymes: -aʎʎa
  • Hyphenation: pas‧sa‧cà‧glia

Noun[edit]

passacaglia f (plural passacaglie)

  1. (music) passacaglia (historical Spanish dance)