noun pa·vane \pə-ˈvän, -ˈvan\

Definition of PAVANE

:  a stately court dance by couples that was introduced from southern Europe into England in the 16th century
:  music for the pavane; also :  music having the slow duple rhythm of a pavane

Variants of PAVANE

pa·vane also pa·van \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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