Pronunciation: (koo-ränt'; Fr. kOO-ränt'),[key] —n., —pl.-rantesPronunciation: (-ränts'; Fr. -ränt').[key] 1. a dance dating back to the 17th century and characterized by a running or gliding step.
2. a piece of music for or suited to this dance.
3. Music.a movement following the allemande in the classical suite. Also,courant.