Pronunciation: (sha-kôn', -kon', shä-; Fr. sha-kôn'), [key]
—pl. -connesPronunciation: (-kônz', -konz'; Fr. -kôn'). [key]
1. an ancient dance, probably of Spanish origin, in moderate triple meter.
2. a musical form based on the continuous variation of a series of chords or of a ground bass.
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