ländler

noun länd·ler \ˈlentlə(r)\

Definition of ländler

plural

ländler

or

ländlers

  1. 1 :  an Austrian couple dance of rural origin in triple time that was a precursor of the waltz but slower and performed with stamping somewhat dragging steps

  2. 2 :  music for the ländler

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Origin and Etymology of ländler

German, from German dialect Landl upper Austria, where it originated + German -er (from Old High German -āri)


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