fackeltanz

noun fack·el·tanz \ˈfäkəlˌtänts\

Definition of fackeltanz

plural

fackeltänze

\-ˌtentsə\
  1. 1 :  a pavane for a ceremonial torchlight procession formerly celebrating a royal marriage in certain German courts

  2. 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 — more at facula, dance


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