- a slow, stately court dance of Spanish or Italian origin, performed by couples
- the music for this
Origin of pavaneFrench ; from OIt pavana ; from (danza) Pavana, literally , (dance) of Padua ; from dialect, dialectal Pava, for Padua: associated, association by folk etymology with French pavaner, to strut, walk like a peacock ; from Classical Latin pavo, peacock
- A slow, stately court dance of the 1500s and 1600s, usually in duple meter.
- The music for this dance.
Origin of pavaneFrench pavane, from Italian pavana, from feminine of pavano, of Padua, from dialectal pavàn, from Pava, dialectal variant of Padova, Padua.