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Definition of "saraband" [sar•a•band]

  • A fast, erotic dance of the 16th century of Mexico and Spain. (noun)
  • A stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries, in slow triple time. (noun)
  • The music for either of these dances. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "saraband" in a sentence
  • "In music, a saraband is a distinctive style of dance in triple time."
  • "A saraband is a piece of dance music, Italian in origin; and that was a very beautiful composition. ""
  • "I his saraband his song partners in sunset silent separate beings in the twilight we circle each other"