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mazurka

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noun ma·zur·ka \mə-ˈzər-kə, -ˈzu̇r-\

Definition of mazurka

  1. 1 :  a Polish folk dance in moderate triple measure

  2. 2 :  music for the mazurka or in its rhythm usually in moderate 34 or 38 time



Variants of mazurka

also

mazourka

play \-ˈzu̇r-\

Origin and Etymology of mazurka

Russian, from Polish mazurek, from Mazury Masuria, region of NE Poland


First Known Use: 1818


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