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GAVOTTE (a French word adopted from t...

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 539 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GAVOTTE (a French word adopted from the Provencal gavoto), properly the dance of the Gavots or natives of Gap, a district in the Upper Alps, in the old province of Dauphine. It is 'a dance of a brisk and lively character, somewhat resembling the minuet, but quicker and less stately (see DANCE); hence also the use of this name for a corresponding form of musical composition.
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