Definition of branle in English:
A 16th-century court dance of French origin.
- It supplies descriptions of numerous dances, plus musical notation, with the steps and positions clearly defined, and 24 versions of the branle.
- During the latter half of the century, however, a different type emerged at the French court: a social couple dance, it seems to have been unrelated to the branle.
- In some places, he says, the dancers make a basse dance reprise or branle in place of the double right.
Late 16th century: from French, from branler 'shake'.
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