al·le·mande (ălə-mănd′, -mänd′, ăl′ə-mănd, -mänd)
a. A stately 16th-century dance in duple meter.
b. Music The music for this dance, often used as the first movement of a suite.
2. A lively dance of the mid-18th century in triple meter.
[French, feminine of allemand, German, from Latin Alemannī, an ancient Germanic tribe; see ALEMANNI.]
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