[ lent-ler ]
/ ˈlɛnt lər /

noun, plural länd·ler, länd·lers.

an Austrian and southern German folk dance in moderately slow triple meter, antecedent to the waltz.
music for this dance.
a piano or orchestral composition patterned after such music.


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Origin of ländler

1875–80; < German: literally, something connected with Landl (literally, little land) name for Upper Austria, where the dance first became popular; see -er1

Words nearby ländler

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British Dictionary definitions for landler

/ (German ˈlɛntlər) /


an Austrian country dance in which couples spin and clap
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance, in three-four time

Word Origin for ländler

German, from dialect Landl Upper Austria
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