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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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Noun1.pavan - music composed for dancing the pavane
dance music - music to dance to
2.pavan - a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
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