Pavan 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}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • pavan — (n.) slow, stately dance, 1530s, from Fr. pavane (1520s), probably from Sp. pavana, from pavo peacock (from L. pavo), in reference to the bird s courting movements. But some see an Italian origin and trace the name to Padovana Paduan. Possibly… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pavan — noun see pavane …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • pāvan — पावन् …   Indonesian dictionary

  • pavan — pav·an …   English syllables

  • pavan — /pəˈvan/ (say puh vahn), /ˈpævən/ (say pavuhn) noun 1. a stately dance in vogue in the 16th century. 2. the music for it. Also, pavane, pavin. {French pavane, from Spanish pavana, from Italian dialect: Paduan dance} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pavan — noun 1. music composed for dancing the pavane • Syn: ↑pavane • Hypernyms: ↑dance music 2. a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries • Syn: ↑pavane • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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