Definitions for: Pavan


[n] a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
[n] music composed for dancing the pavane



Webster (1913) Definition: Pav"an, n. [F. pavane; cf. It. & Sp. pavana, and Sp.
pavon, pavo, a peacock, L. pavo.]
A stately and formal Spanish dance for which full state
costume is worn; -- so called from the resemblance of its
movements to those of the peacock. [Written also pavane,
paven, pavian, and pavin.]

Synonyms: pavane, pavane

See Also: ballroom music, dance, dance music, danceroom music, dancing, saltation, terpsichore

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