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- n. a kind of polonaise, associated with German royal wedding celebrations
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A torchlight procession, a survival from medieval tournaments, which is celebrated at some of the German courts on the marriage of a member of the royal family.
- n. A musical composition designed for the above procession.
Borrowing from German Fackeltanz ("torch dance"). (Wiktionary)
2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee, sailed through four rounds before stumbling on the German word "fackeltanz."