[puh-vahn, -van; French pa-van] /pəˈvɑn, -ˈvæn; French paˈvan/
noun, plural pavanes
[puh-vahnz, -vanz; French pa-van] /pəˈvɑnz, -ˈvænz; French paˈvan/ (Show IPA)
a stately dance dating from the 16th century.
the music for this dance.
/pəˈvɑːn; -ˈvæn; ˈpævən/
a slow and stately dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance, usually characterized by a slow stately triple time
“slow, stately dance,” 1530s, from French pavane (1520s), probably from Spanish pavana, from pavo “peacock” (from Latin pavo), in reference to the bird’s courting movements. But some see an Italian origin and trace the name to Padovana “Paduan.” Possibly there was a merger of two distinct dance words.
[pav-uh-rot-ee; Italian pah-vah-rawt-tee] /ˌpæv əˈrɒt i; Italian ˌpɑ vɑˈrɔt ti/ noun 1. Luciano [loo-chee-ah-noh;; Italian loo-chah-naw] /ˌlu tʃiˈɑ noʊ;; Italian luˈtʃɑ nɔ/ (Show IPA), 1935–2007, Italian operatic tenor. /Italian pavaˈrɔti/ noun 1. Luciano 1935–2007, Italian operatic tenor, specializing in works by Verdi and Puccini
[peyv] /peɪv/ verb (used with object), paved, paving. 1. to cover or lay (a road, walk, etc.) with concrete, stones, bricks, tiles, wood, or the like, so as to make a firm, level surface. noun 2. Southern Louisiana. a paved road. Idioms 3. pave the way to / for, to prepare for and facilitate the […]
[puh-vey, pav-ey; French pa-vey] /pəˈveɪ, ˈpæv eɪ; French paˈveɪ/ noun, plural pavés [puh-veyz, pav-eyz; French pa-vey] /pəˈveɪz, ˈpæv eɪz; French paˈveɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. a pavement. 2. Jewelry. a setting of stones placed close together so as to show no metal between them. adverb 3. Jewelry. in the manner of a pavé; as a pavé: […]
- Pavel Petrovich
[Russian pah-vyil pyi-traw-vyich] /Russian ˈpɑ vyɪl pyɪˈtrɔ vyɪtʃ/ noun 1. (def 2).