Pronunciation: (sar'u-band"), [key]
1. a slow, stately Spanish dance, esp. of the 17th and 18th centuries, in triple meter, derived from a vigorous castanet dance.
2. a piece of music for or using the rhythm of this dance, usually forming one of the movements in the classical suite and following the courante. Also,sar'a•bande".
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