pavane

noun pa·vane \ pə-ˈvän , -ˈvan \
variants: or less commonly pavan play \pə-ˈvän, -ˈvan, ˈpa-vən\

Definition of pavane

1 :a stately court dance by couples that was introduced from southern Europe into England in the 16th century
2 :music for the pavane; also :music having the slow duple rhythm of a pavane

Origin and Etymology of pavane

Middle French pavane, from Italian dialect pavana, from feminine of pavano of Padua, from Pava (Tuscan Padova) Padua


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