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COURANTE (a French word derived from ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 318 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COURANTE (a French word derived from courir, to run), a dance in 3-2 time march in vogue in France in the 17th century (see DANCE). It is also a musical term for a movement or independent piece based on the dance. In a suite it followed the Allemande (q.v.), with which it is contrasted in rhythm.
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COUPON (from Fr. cooper, to cut)

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