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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gavot \Gav"ot\, Gavotte \Gav"otte\(? or ?; 277), n. [F. gavotte, fr. Gavots, a people inhabiting a mountainous district in France, called Gap.] (Mus.) A kind of difficult, old formal French dance in quadruple time. [WordNet sense 1] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] 2. Music composed in quadruple time for dancing the gavotte, having a dance tune which has two brisk and lively, yet dignified, strains in common time, each played twice over. [WordNet sense 2] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]