Definition of fackeltanz
1 : a pavane for a ceremonial torchlight procession formerly celebrating a royal marriage in certain German courts
2 : polonaise
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Origin and Etymology of fackeltanz
German, from fackel torch (from Old High German faccala, facchela, from Latin facula small torch) + tanz dance, from Middle High German, from Old French dance
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