Pronunciation: (pu-vän', -van'; Fr. pa-van'), [key]
—pl. pa•vanesPronunciation: (pu-vänz', -vanz'; Fr. pa-van'). [key]
1. a stately dance dating from the 16th century.
2. the music for this dance. Also,pav•anPronunciation: (pav'un, pu-vän', -van'), [key] pavin.
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