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Pavane   Listen

Music composed for dancing the pavane.  Synonym: pavan.
A stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries.  Synonym: pavan.

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"Pavane" Quotes from Famous Books

... and gazed at Costello, and in her gaze was that trust of the humble in the proud, the gentle in the violent, which has been the tragedy of woman from the beginning. Costello led her among the dancers, and they were soon drawn into the rhythm of the Pavane, that stately dance which, with the Saraband, the Gallead, and the Morrice dances, had driven out, among all but the most Irish of the gentry, the quicker rhythms of the verse-interwoven, pantomimic dances of earlier days; and while they danced there came over them the unutterable melancholy, ...
— The Secret Rose • W. B. Yeats

... In any case it is only a passing phase. Already there are signs of a reaction from this reaction; of a return to the decency of other days. They tell me, for a slight but significant indication, that the waltz is coming back; that we may even look to see a revival of the, minuet and pavane." ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, June 25, 1919 • Various

... sinkhole of Sussex, you will meet every morning ten travellers travelling to France in the livery of Father Adam. Normans can learn,' he added sententiously, 'as the beasts of the field can learn from a man. My father had a ewe lamb that danced a pavane to my pipe on the farm of Sallowford that you sold to buy a woman the third ...
— Privy Seal - His Last Venture • Ford Madox Ford

Words linked to "Pavane" :   terpsichore, dance music, dancing, dance, saltation

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