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dumka

play
noun, dum·ka \ˈdu̇m-kə\

Definition of dumka

plural dumky play \-kē\

  1. :  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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