noun, plural pa·vanes [puh-vahnz, -vanz; French pa-van]. /pəˈvɑnz, -ˈvænz; French paˈvan/.
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Origin of pavane
Example sentences from the Web for pavane
The master now gives particular instructions about the form and manner of dancing the Pavan.
The Pavan has been mentioned before, as the dance in Duple time which preceded the Galliard which was in a triple rhythm.
You shall hear the Spanish Pavan, let your music be grave and majestic: Page, give me tobacco; take my cloak and my sword.
It quite took Peggy's breath away when this elegant courtier bowed before her and begged her hand for the pavan.Sir Christopher|Maud Wilder Goodwin
He speaks of the association of Pavan and Galliard as being 'in course.'