Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slow, stately dance, probably of Italian origin, but much practised in Spain.
- n. Music for such a dance or in its rhythm, which is properly duple and very slow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
- n. music composed for dancing the pavane
“They go—like six months, I think it’s sort of like some odd pavan, you know, where someone curtsies and someone bows, and then they walk around, you know, touching fingers and staring at each other hatefully the whole time.”
“Duniya ki jitani bahanen hain un sabaki shraddha hai isamein hai dharam karam bhaiya ka ye bahana ki raksha isamein hai jaise subhadra aur kishan ka jaise badari aur pavan ka jaise dharati aur gagan ka ye raakhi bandhan ...”
“Paul Luetkeman published a pavan on Ohn dich muss in 1597, and Francesco Rovigo based a Magnificat on Venus, du und dein Kind 1583.”
“People will burn out on being AS socialially networked as they are now. reply pavan”
“And he tasted in the language of memory ambered wines, dying fallings of sweet airs, the proud pavan, and saw with the eyes of memory kind gentlewomen in Covent Garden wooing from their balconies with sucking mouths and the pox-fouled wenches of the taverns and young wives that, gaily yielding to their ravishers, clipped and clipped again.”
“And he tasted in the language of memory ambered wines, dying fallings of sweet airs, the proud pavan, and saw with the eyes of memory kind gentlewomen in”
“The Passamezzo (or passy-measures pavin) tune in the Appendix has a similar construction to the ordinary pavan, the form of which has been explained earlier in this section -- _i. e._, it consists of regular”
“He says that the instrumentalists increase the speed of the _pavan_ every time they play it through, and by the time it has reached the moderate speed of a _basse-dance_, it is no longer called Pavan, but Passemeze.”
“Seigneurs graves,' in dancing the pavan on great occasions, wear their 'grands manteaux, et robes de parade.”
“Hunger turned to anger in Haiti's capital on Wednesday as hundreds of protesters marched through the streets accusing local officials of demanding Remember the iconic Lata-Mukesh song 'Sawan ka mahina, pavan kare sor'?”
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