noun dum·ka \ˈdm-kə\
plural dum·ky \-kē\

Definition of DUMKA

:  an Eastern European folk ballad or lament usually with alternating slow and fast sections

Origin of DUMKA

Czech, elegy, from Ukrainian, diminutive of duma narrative folk poem, from Old Russian
First Known Use: 1895


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