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1. A part song or instrumental composition  which starts off with a single voice or instrument on the melody, followed at intervals by the other voices which enter individually and perform exactly the same melody, thus forming a polyphonic harmony out of a simple melody.
2. A term applied to a type of dance where the dancers are in a circle either holding hands or with their hands on the shoulders of the person in front of them. 

See Also

[English] canon
[English] catch


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