plural ländler or ländlers
: 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
: music for the ländler

Word History


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

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“Ländler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/l%C3%A4ndler. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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