fackeltanz

noun
fack·​el·​tanz | \ ˈfäkəlˌtänts \
plural fackeltänze\ -​ˌtentsə \

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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History and Etymology for 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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“Fackeltanz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fackeltanz. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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