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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [far-uh n-dohl; French fa-rahn-dawl]
    • /ˈfær ənˌdoʊl; French fa rɑ̃ˈdɔl/
    • /fˈarəndˌəʊl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [far-uh n-dohl; French fa-rahn-dawl]
    • /ˈfær ənˌdoʊl; French fa rɑ̃ˈdɔl/

Definitions of farandole word

  • noun plural farandole a lively dance, of Provençal origin, in which all the dancers join hands and execute various figures. 1
  • noun plural farandole the music for this dance. 1
  • noun farandole A lively chain dance in 6/8 time, of Provençal origin. 1
  • noun farandole a lively dance in six-eight or four-four time from Provence 0
  • noun farandole a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance 0
  • noun farandole a lively dance of S France, in 6/8 time, by a winding chain of dancers 0

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Origin of farandole

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
1860-65; < French < Provençal farandoulo, perhaps a conflation of b(a)randello with same sense, derivative of brandà to move, rock (< Germanic; see brandish) and flandrinà to dawdle, ultimately derivative of Flandres Flanders

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farandole popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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