Pronunciation: (al'u-mand", -mänd", al"u-mand', -mänd'; Fr. alu-mänd'), [key]
—pl. -mandesPronunciation: (-mandz", -mändz", -mandz', -mändz'; Fr. -mänd'). [key]
1. a 17th- and 18th-century dance in slow duple time.
2. a piece of music based on its rhythm, often following the prelude in the classical suite.
3. a figure performed in a quadrille.
4. a German folk dance in triple meter, similar to the ländler.
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