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polonaise

polonaise

noun po·lo·naise \ˌpä-lə-ˈnāz, ˌpō-\

Definition of POLONAISE

1
:  an elaborate short-sleeved overdress with a fitted waist and a draped cutaway overskirt
2
a :  a stately Polish processional dance popular in 19th century Europe
b :  music for this dance in moderate 34 time

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Origin of POLONAISE

French, from feminine of polonais Polish, from Pologne Poland, from Medieval Latin Polonia
First Known Use: 1773

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