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chaconne

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cha·conne /ʃæˈkɔn, -ˈkɒn, ʃɑ-; Fr. ʃaˈkɔn/

–noun, plural connes /-ˈkɔnz, -ˈkɒnz; Fr. -ˈkɔn/
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.

[Origin: 1675–85; < F < Sp chacona]

Source: Dictionary.com.

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