pa·vane also pa·van (pə-vän, -văn)
1. A slow, stately court dance of the 1500s and 1600s, usually in duple meter.
2. The music for this dance.
[French pavane, from Italian pavana, from feminine of pavano, of Padua, from dialectal pavàn, from Pava, dialectal variant of Padova, Padua.]
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