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pavane

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noun pa·vane \pə-ˈvän, -ˈvan\

Definition of pavane

  1. 1 :  a stately court dance by couples that was introduced from southern Europe into England in the 16th century

  2. 2 :  music for the pavane; also :  music having the slow duple rhythm of a pavane



Variants of pavane

also pavan play \same or ˈpa-vən\

Origin of pavane

Middle French pavane, from Italian dialect pavana, from feminine of pavano of Padua, from Pava (Tuscan Padova) Padua


First Known Use: 1535


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