Pronunciation: (pä"su-käl'yu, pas"u-kal'-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/passacaglia.html on line 77 [key]
1. a slow, dignified dance of Spanish origin.
2. the music for this dance, based on an ostinato figure.
3. a musical form based on continuous variations over a ground bass.
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