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Meaning of "gigue" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIGUE

From French, from Italian giga, literally: a fiddle.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GIGUE

gigue  [ʒiːɡ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIGUE

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Gigue is a noun.
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WHAT DOES GIGUE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gigue

The gigue or giga is a lively baroque dance originating from the British jig. It was imported into France in the mid-17th century and usually appears at the end of a suite. The gigue was probably never a court dance, but it was danced by nobility on social occasions and several court composers wrote gigues. A gigue is usually in 3/8 or in one of its compound metre derivatives, such as 6/8, 6/4, 9/8 or 12/8, although there are some gigues written in other metres, as for example the gigue from Johann Sebastian Bach's first French Suite, which is written in 2/2. It often has a contrapuntal texture. It often has accents on the third beats in the bar, making the gigue a lively folk dance. In early French theatre, it was customary to end a play's performance with a gigue, complete with music and dancing. A gigue, like other Baroque dances, consists of two sections. In Bach's gigues, each section often begins as a fugue, in which the theme used in the first section is inverted in the second section, as for example in the gigue from Bach's third English Suite. Another gigue rhythm.

Definition of gigue in the English dictionary

The definition of gigue in the dictionary is a piece of music, usually in six-eight time and often fugal, incorporated into the classical suite. Other definition of gigue is a formal couple dance of the 16th and 17th centuries, derived from the jig.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIGUE


antifatigue
ˌæntɪfəˈtiːɡ
blitzkrieg
ˈblɪtsˌkriːɡ
brigue
briːɡ
bush-league
ˈbʊʃˌliːɡ
colleague
ˈkɒliːɡ
fatigue
fəˈtiːɡ
Grieg
ɡriːɡ
intrigue
ɪnˈtriːɡ
Ivy-League
ˈaɪvɪ liːɡ
league
liːɡ
non-league
ˌnɒnˈliːɡ
overfatigue
ˌəʊvəfəˈtiːɡ
peag
piːɡ
peage
piːɡ
reneague
rɪˈniːɡ
renege
rɪˈniːɡ
sitzkrieg
ˈsɪtsˌkriːɡ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIGUE

gigaton
gigawatt
gigged
gigging
giggit
giggle
giggler
gigglesome
giggling
gigglingly
giggly
Gigia
giglet
Gigli
gigman
gigmanity
GIGO
gigolo
gigot

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIGUE

analogue
argue
battle fatigue
catalogue
combat fatigue
compassion fatigue
dialogue
garigue
garrigue
langue
metal fatigue
minor league
Prague
Premier League
rogue
segue
the Ivy League
tongue
vague
vogue

Synonyms and antonyms of gigue in the English dictionary of synonyms

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基格舞曲
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giga
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gigue
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Жига
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gigue
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Gigue
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Gigue
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ジーグ
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gigue
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Gigue
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gigue
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gigue
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थकवा
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gigue
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giga
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Жига
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Gigue
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gigue
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIGUE»

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A Comparison of Jean Francaix's "Sonatine" and "Prelude, ...
This paper investigates the compositional and performance history of the work, to determine why and how it was revised. Performance suggestions are given for the original version of the Sonatine.
Kevin William Miller, 2007
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Canon E Gigue: For 3 Violins and Basso Continuo
A group of resourceful kids start "solution-seekers.com," a website where "cybervisitors" can get answers to questions that trouble them.
Johann Pachelbel, Gwilym Beechey, 2000
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Dance and the Music of J.S. Bach
rhythms with an early type of gigue.49 The term "en gigue" referred to the practice of performing a duple-meter allemande with dotted rhythms so that it became a gigue. Several duple-meter pieces among the lute works of Enne- mond and ...
Meredith Little, Natalie Jenne, 2001
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Canon and Gigue: Basso Continuo Part
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The Allemande, the Balletto, and the Tanz: The history
Gigault's Allemande par fugue for keyboard.109 It also unexpectedly serves at times as the music for a gigue. E. Gaultier has one piece that appears in some sources as Allemande or Les dernieres paroles , ou Testament de Mezangeau, ...
Richard Hudson, 1986
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Bach and the Baroque: European Source Materials from the ...
ing on these beats is the jette, a leap or hop; a choreography given by Little shows accentual pas jettes and eleves on the corresponding primary beats of a compound duple meter in a 6/4 Gigue de Roland by Lully. Other steps in this ...
Anthony Newman, 1995
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The Harvard Dictionary of Music
The shamisen plays preludes, interludes, and postludes to the singing and uses stereotyped patterns. See also East Asia II, 3 (ii). I.K.F.W. Giga (It., Sp.]. *Gigue. Gigelira [Lt.]. *Xylophone. Gigue [Fr., fr. Eng. jig; Ger. Gigue; It. giga; Sp. giga, jiga ].
Don Michael Randel, 2003
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A History of Baroque Music
Some of them contain only a few movements, often four in the sequence allemande, courante, sarabande, and gigue (or jig). Others are longer and without any prescribed regularity of design. For example, Suite No. 8 in G major in the second ...
George J. Buelow, 2004
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Bach -- French Suites
Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667) was responsible for establishing the traditional order of movements in the keyboard suite: Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, and Gigue. Composers began later to add various other, lighter dances (called ...
Johann Sebastian Bach
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Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition
Gigue: brilliant; bubbles with gaiety, a three-voice fugue with technical and rhythmic problems. The best of the French suites. M-d. Suite No.6 e, s.817. allemande: contrapuntal. courante: requires firm rhythmic control. sarabande: rich and full ...
Maurice Hinson, Wesley Roberts, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIGUE»

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Light Opera of NJ to stage 'A Little Night Music'
“The variety of dance forms includes mazurka, polonaise, sarabande and gigue.” “Three beats gives us a sense of flow, unrest, and roundness, ... «MyCentralJersey.com, Jul 15»
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Classical CD Reviews
The sprightly Gigue dances in glistening figures produced by a bell-toned Steinway & Sons Model D captured by engineer Sergei Kvitko. «Audiophile Audition, Jun 15»
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Aston Magna explores the world of Marin Marais
Marais didn't intend his sonata for dancing, but Horton and Gjeci took the floor for the “Sarabande” and the “Gigue,” and when Horton executed ... «Boston Globe, Jun 15»
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GuitarFest 10 Ends Dramatically
... the Gavottes buried the lead voice in dense, luxurious texture; and the Gigue was another chase, with Fisk propelling the music headlong ... «The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Jun 15»
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Classical review: Cellist Amit Peled shows versatility in Coral Gables …
Peled gave a high-energy account of the concluding Gigue. Along with his fast and precise bow work, Peled brought an astringent bite to his ... «Miami Herald, Jun 15»
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A last-minute program change at Noontime Concerts™ still has …
Through Pridham's approach to the Courante, the Gigue, and the two contrasting Minuets, one could definitely get a sense of how bodily ... «Examiner.com, Jun 15»
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Review: Rachel Podger Plays Bach for Flute With Her Violin
The dance movements of Bach's Partita in D showed off Ms. Podger's elegant sense of rhythm, the Gigue so quick that its arpeggios sounded ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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Sweelink's Impact
... fugal study and finger exercise; the delicate, bouncing subject is remolded in the second part of the piece into the dancing rhythm of a gigue. «The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Jun 15»
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Contrasts at the Goethe for BEMF
The tempi were all on the fast side, but never too fast—and apart from some tangled fingers at the end of the Gigue all was executed with a fine ... «The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Jun 15»
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Aston Magna Concert Series: A Musical Feast for Satyrs, Nymphs …
Lully: Dance Interludes, Courantes, Sarabande; Louis de La Coste: Gigue. Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; Catherine Liddell, theorbo; Daniel ... «Bard News, Jun 15»

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