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Definition of pavane noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pavane

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//pəˈvæn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈvæn//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈvɑːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɑːn//
 
(also pavan
BrE BrE//ˈpævən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpævən//
 
)
Pieces of music
 
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a slow dance popular in the 16th and 17th centuries; a piece of music for this dance See related entries: Pieces of music Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French pavane, from Italian pavana, feminine adjective from Pavo, dialect name of Padua, a city in NE Italy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pavane