pavane

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

First Known Use of pavane

circa 1510, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pavane

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

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