fackeltanz

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Fackeltanz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfækəltɑːnts/

Noun[edit]

fackeltanz (plural fackeltänze)

  1. (music) a kind of polonaise, associated with German royal wedding celebrations
    • 1962, Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire:
      afterwards he drove her and her cousins (two guardsmen disguised as flowergirls) in his divine new convertible through the streets to see the tremendous birthday illumination, and the fackeltanz in the park, and the fireworks, and the pale upturned faces.