Definition of Gigue

1. Noun. Music in three-four time for dancing a jig.

Exact synonyms: Jig
Generic synonyms: Dance Music
Derivative terms: Jig



Definition of Gigue

1. n. A piece of lively dance music, in two strains which are repeated; also, the dance.

Definition of Gigue

1. Noun. an Irish dance, derived from the jig, used in the Partita form (Baroque Period). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gigue

1. a lively dance [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gigue

giglets
giglot
giglots
gigman
gigmen
gigohm
gigohms
gigolos
gigot
gigot sleeve
gigots
gigs
gigster
gigsters
gigue (current term)
gigues
gila monster
gilalite
gilas
gilbert
gilbert's disease
gilbertite
gilberts
gilcup
gilcups
gild
gild the lily
gilded
gilded cage

Literary usage of Gigue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Well-known Piano Solos, how to Play Them by Charles W. Wilkinson, Edward Ellsworth Hipsher (1915)
"gigue in G French Suite BACH How much more frequently than formerly do we hear, ... This gigue has such a jolly, rollicking subject that the least musical ..."

2. The Appreciation of Music by Thomas Whitney Surette, Daniel Gregory Mason (1907)
"Bach: gigue, from French Suite IV, in E-Flat. ... Theme of gigue, Bach's French Suite IV. and its Inversion. Allegro vivace. Theme in soprano. ..."

3. The Appreciation of Music by Daniel Gregory Mason, Thomas Whitney Surette (1907)
"Bach: gigue, from French Suite IV, in E-Flat. ... Theme of gigue, Bach's French Suite IV, and its Inversion. Allegro vivace. Inversion of theme, beginning ..."

4. Counterpoint Applied in the Invention, Fugue, Canon and Other Polyphonic by Percy Goetschius (1915)
"Bach, Partita No IV, "gigue "; Part II is based upon a new Motive, ... The conventional gigue-form, with Contrary motion of the M. as basis of Part II. ..."

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