noun, plural pa·vanes [puh-vahnz, -vanz; French pa-van] /pəˈvɑnz, -ˈvænz; French paˈvan/.
- pautrier's microabscess,
- pavarotti, luciano,
- pave the way,
- pavel petrovich
Origin of pavane
Examples from the Web for pavan
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
The doctor's eyes were set at eight, and so is a Pavan set 'at eight.'
You shall hear the Spanish Pavan, let your music be grave and majestic: Page, give me tobacco; take my cloak and my sword.
He speaks of the association of Pavan and Galliard as being 'in course.'
The master now gives particular instructions about the form and manner of dancing the Pavan.
Word Origin for pavane
"slow, stately dance," 1530s, from French pavane (1520s), probably from Spanish pavana, from pavo "peacock" (from Latin pavo), in reference to the bird's courting movements. But some see an Italian origin and trace the name to Padovana "Paduan." Possibly there was a merger of two distinct dance words.