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pavane

[puh-vahn, -van; French pa-van] /pəˈvɑn, -ˈvæn; French paˈvan/
noun, plural pavanes
[puh-vahnz, -vanz; French pa-van] /pəˈvɑnz, -ˈvænz; French paˈvan/ (Show IPA)
1.
a stately dance dating from the 16th century.
2.
the music for this dance.
Also, pavan
[pav-uh n, puh-vahn, -van] /ˈpæv ən, pəˈvɑn, -ˈvæn/ (Show IPA),
pavin.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Middle French < Italian pavana, contraction of padovana (feminine) of Padua (Italian Padova)
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British Dictionary definitions for pavanes

pavane

/pəˈvɑːn; -ˈvæn; ˈpævən/
noun
1.
a slow and stately dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
2.
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance, usually characterized by a slow stately triple time
Word Origin
C16 pavan, via French from Spanish pavana, from Old Italian padovana Paduan (dance), from Padova Padua
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