Pronunciation: (koo-ränt'; Fr. kOO-ränt'), [key]
—pl. -rantesPronunciation: (-ränts'; Fr. -ränt'). [key]
1. a dance dating back to the 17th century and characterized by a running or gliding step.
2. a piece of music for or suited to this dance.
3. Music.a movement following the allemande in the classical suite. Also,courant.
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