Definition of ländler
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 : 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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